That muffled ringing sound that you hear in your ear when you’re all alone and quiet actually has a name. Originating from Latin tinnire (= to ring), tinnitus is defined as a sensation of noise that is typically caused by a bodily condition and can usually be heard only by the person affected.
The term is interesting due to its imitative origin, meaning that it can be recognized if you associate it to a sound or phonetic symbol – in this case, a ringing tone.
In today’s Video-Fix, Marc Fagelson explores the reason behind this auditory sensation and how its effects can be reduced.
Merriam-Webster. 2020. Tinnitus | Definition of Tinnitus by Merriam-Webster. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinnitus. [Accessed 28 August 2020].
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