17. When The Ringing In Your Ears Is Actually Audible By Those Around You
We’ve all had a little ringing in our ears at some point during our lives. It may happen once or twice, but for those people with tinnitus, it can be a constant thing that becomes quite annoying. But have you considered that maybe other people may be able to hear a ringing sound coming from inside your ear? palmaud shared this story of a patient who had something called objective tinnitus. It really proves that this noise isn’t just something in their head. Especially when other people can hear it, too!
“I could lean close to the patient’s ear and hear a ringing noise coming out. the objective tinnitus was following ear surgery. The patient’s middle ear muscles were constantly twitching, causing a ringing sound, and her eardrum was acting like a speaker, so we could hear it outside her head. This is very different from subjective tinnitus (the normal kind where the ringing is only heard in your head).” Can you imagine being by a person with an actual ringing noise emerging from their ears? You would think the phone is going off constantly, or something similar to that.