about 2 years ago
Tinnitus is the perception of sound (ringing, hissing, buzzing) in one or both ears, not produced by an external source. It is a common complaint, affecting approximately one in six Americans. It ranges in severity from a mild background noise to a constant disabling disruption of daily function. Some cases begin following known stresses such as loud noises or medications, but many times the causes are unknown.
Many people sensitive to non-ionizing electromagnetic fields describe various ear sensations -- heat, throbbing, pain -- as well as tinnitus. Some studies have been performed and several mechanisms suggested. This map offers a linked overview of reports, mechanisms, studies and articles.
This NM5 map is posted here as an image only, but is linked in the title box to the website page with the the most current fully hyperlinked PDF.