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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0040264

NCI Thesaurus Code: C50772  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: Abnormal perception of sounds experienced by an individual in the absence of auditory stimulation.

HPO Definition: Tinnitus is an auditory perception that can be described as the experience of sound, in the ear or in the head, in the absence of external acoustic stimulation. [Cochrane:ab005233]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears. It also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears.

Millions of Americans have tinnitus. People with severe tinnitus may have trouble hearing, working or even sleeping.

Causes of tinnitus include

  • Hearing loss in older people
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Heart or blood vessel problems
  • Meniere's disease
  • Brain tumors
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Thyroid problems
  • Certain medicines

Treatment depends on the cause. Treatments may include hearing aids, sound-masking devices, medicines, and ways to learn how to cope with the noise.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

CTCAE Definition: A disorder characterized by noise in the ears, such as ringing, buzzing, roaring or clicking.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A disorder in which a person hears noises such as buzzing, ringing, clicking, or the sound of a pulse, when no outside sound is causing them. Tinnitus may have many different causes, and may be a symptom of another disease or condition. It may be caused by certain tumors and anticancer drugs.

FDA Definition: A noise in the ears, such as ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking.

NICHD Definition: Abnormal perception of sounds experienced by an individual in the absence of auditory stimulation.

CSP Definition: symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, roaring or other noises in the ear.

MSH Definition: A nonspecific symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises in the ear. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
EAR NOISES
EAR RINGING SOUND
EAR RINGING
Ears, Ringing In
Noise in ears
Noises in ear (finding)
Noises in ear
Noises in head
Observation of tinnitus
Ringing Buzzing Tinnitus
Ringing in ear (finding)
RINGING IN EARS
Ringing in ear
Ringing in the ears
ringing of ears
Ringing-Buzzing-Tinnitus
Ringing/buzzing/tinnitus
Tinnitus (finding)
Tinnitus [Disease/Finding]
Tinnitus Aurium
Tinnitus NOS
Tinnitus, unspecified ear
Tinnitus, unspecified
tinnitus

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C50772 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source CTCAE NCI
Contributing_Source FDA NCI
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID 1C2.. SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID 1C23. SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XE17L SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 04/06/2000 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0977-6097 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
FDA_Table Patient Code (Appendix B) NCI
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
IPX H93.1 ICPC
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION A nonspecific symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises in the ear. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D014012 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Tinnitus NDFRT
MESH_UI M0021571 NDFRT
MMR 20040707 MSH
MN C09.218.458.670 MSH
MN C10.597.751.418.670 MSH
MN C23.888.592.763.393.670 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tinnitus.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/tinnitus.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Tinnitus NCI
NUI N0000002961 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 10576 ICD10CM
ORDER_NO 10580 ICD10CM
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REF orcid.org/0000-0001-5208-3432 HPO
RXAUI 3232530 RXNORM
RXAUI 3248917 RXNORM
RXAUI 3248918 RXNORM
RXCUI 1022596 RXNORM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 12.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 4 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 12.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 2 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SNOMED_CID 162349004 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 194393005 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 60862001 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS H93.2 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF ECHO IN EAR CHOOSE H93.299 | CONSIDER LATERALITY SPECIFICATION | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 699390004 | Echo in ear | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~H93.19 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~H93.299 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~1C2.. SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~1C23. SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XE17L SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T041096 MSH
TERMUI T371487 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (2000) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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