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Is ringing in the ears an auditory hallucination?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Not hallucination

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom of an underlying condition.
It is a common problem that tends to worsen with age and can be disruptive. It can be heard just by the sufferer or by others as well. Tinnitus can be caused by a few health conditions. A common cause is inner ear hair cell damage. If you have tinnitus, see your provider for evaluation and see an ENT for exam and audiometry.

In brief: Not hallucination

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom of an underlying condition.
It is a common problem that tends to worsen with age and can be disruptive. It can be heard just by the sufferer or by others as well. Tinnitus can be caused by a few health conditions. A common cause is inner ear hair cell damage. If you have tinnitus, see your provider for evaluation and see an ENT for exam and audiometry.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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