Phantom Noises: A Noise that Needs to be Silenced!

By HealthSignz | Published: November 20th, 2017

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Are you hearing noises that are not present in the environment? Then, it can be a medical condition that needs to be examined!

Hearing sounds that are actually not present in the environment is termed as phantom noises and the medical condition is called as tinnitus. The several types of noises heard by individuals suffering from tinnitus include:

  • Ringing
  • Buzzing
  • Hissing
  • Clicking
  • Roaring

Tinnitus is often linked to an underlying medical condition that needs medical attention. A few of them being: Hearing loss due to damaged sensory cells, stiffening and freezing of middle ear bones (otosclerosis), hypertension, and atherosclerosis of the carotid artery.

To conclude, hearing of phantom noises can be a medical condition by itself or due to an underlying medical condition. Therefore, it is always advised to consult a healthcare specialist for correct diagnosis and timely treatment.

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