Subjective tinnitus is by far the most common form of tinnitus there is, affecting 99% of all patients. That’s 48.5 million people in the United States that suffer from subjective tinnitus.
With subjective tinnitus, that annoying ringing, whooshing, buzzing, humming or roaring noise you hear, can not be heard by anyone else around you.
While there are many causes of subjective tinnitus, pin-pointing the exact one that caused your tinnitus is not always easy. In fact, 88% of subjective tinnitus cases are undiagnosable.
The other 1% of tinnitus sufferers, experience the second form of tinnitus known as objective tinnitus, which involves a clicking noise that can indeed be heard by others around them. Objective tinnitus is often caused by one of the two tiny muscles in your ear spasming, or in rare occurrences, by abnormalities in blood vessels around the outside of your ear.
Subjective Tinnitus Treatment
There are many forms of treatment for subjective tinnitus that are detailed in great length on our tinnitus treatment page.