What Causes Tinnitus?
Types of Tinnitus
There are two main types of tinnitus: subjective and objective.
Subjective tinnitus occurs when only the individual with the condition hears the sound in their ears - no one else around them can hear it. Objective Tinnitus can occur when an actual attenuation of sound caused by a physical abnormality is present, causing a patient to recognize the occurrence. Specialized equipment and training can help to determine and confirm the level and severity of objective tinnitus.