Check your symptoms and
find possible causes with AI for free

Reviewed By:

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

From our team of 50+ doctors

Please choose the symptom you are most concerned about.

It will help us optimise further questions for you.

By starting the symptom checker, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Find another symptom

How Ubie can help you

With an easy 3-min questionnaire, Ubie's AI-powered system will generate a free report on possible causes.

Your symptoms

Input your symptoms

Our AI

Our AI checks your symptoms

Your report

You get your personalized report

Personalized Report

✔︎  When to see a doctor

✔︎  What causes your symptoms

✔︎  Treatment information etc.

People with these symptoms also use Ubie's symptom checker to find possible causes

  • Tingling in the ears

  • There is a low-pitched tinnitus like a sound of cicada

  • I hear high-pitched tinnitus like a whistle

  • Tinnitus can be heard on one side only

  • Clicking in the ears

  • Has a tinnitus like a metallic sound

  • Tinnitus can be heard from one ear

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Learn More

Content updated on Jan 4, 2023

About the symptom

Tinnitus is when one experiences ringing or other noises in one or both of the ears. The noise heard during the episode of tinnitus isn't caused by an external sound, and other people usually can't hear it.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Ringing in the ears

Possible causes

  • Adjustment disorder

    A psychological disorder, often with low mood and anxiety. It is triggered by a sudden change in life circumstances, e.g. divorce or losing a job.

  • Hearing loss

    Hearing loss can be partial or complete. It could be a result of eardrum damage, damage to the hearing bones, inner ear or nerve damage, birth defect, trauma, disease, tumors, certain medication, exposure to loud noise or due to aging.

  • Menopausal syndrome

    A collection of physical and mental symptoms seen in menopause. The cause is a decrease in estrogen (female hormone) levels.

  • Perilymph fistula
  • Otitis media
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Meniere disease

Related serious diseases

  • Tinnitus attack

    Episodes of tinnitus is when someone experiences ringing or other noises in one or both of your ears intermittently. It is usually caused by an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, an ear injury or a problem with the circulatory system.

  • Cerebral infarction

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?

  • Do you have ringing in one ear only?

  • Do you have a ringing sound like low humming/bug chirping in you ear?

  • Do you have a ringing sound like high pitched metallic tone or shriek/whistling in your ear?

  • Do you have ear pain?

Other Related Symptoms

Similar symptoms or complaints


  • Tinnitus


Reviewed By:

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

From our team of 50+ doctors

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Ubie is supervised by 50+ medical experts worldwide

Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD


Kameda Medical Center, Japan

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD


Yotsuya Yui Clinic, Japan

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

Co-founder of Ubie, Inc.

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Bayshore Health Centre, India

Seiji Kanazawa

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)

National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan

View our medical experts