There are so many different opinions about tinnitus but mostly it is considered a perception of noise when there really isn’t any. More or less it is how your body perceives the sound. The syndrome could present itself as a ringing sound, buzzing or hissing. Millions of people suffer with tinnitus of various levels but it seems to affect men more than women. Especially if there is a history of smoking, history of ear infections and even cardiovascular disease. Tinnitus is believed not to be a disorder itself, rather a symptom of an underlying illness or disorder that affects your auditory sensations and nerves near the ears. The first step to understanding the cause of your symptoms is to rule out possible causes. There could be damage to the microscopic endings of the sensory nerves in the inner ear, commonly from exposure to loud noise (as from amplified music, assembly lines etc.). Other causes include allergy, high or low blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, anemia, vertigo, or a head or neck injury. In addition, some drugs including aspirin and other anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, sedatives, and antidepressants can also cause tinnitus. It could also be a symptom of inner ear wax build up. If the symptom is due to a particular health issue or medication, the fix is a bit easier. By addressing the health issue, you could reduce or eliminate the problem. In some cases, just having ear wax removed by a medical professional (you have to ask for this in office procedure) can solve the problem.