Tinnitus is the name given to ringing, clicking, hissing, buzzing, roaring or other noises in the ears. It comes from the Latin and means “to ring a bell”. Usually only the person suffering from the tinnitus hears it. Tinnitus may be in one ear or both; it may be continuous, intermittent, loud, soft, and it may change from time to time. 75% of people with tinnitus are not bothered by it at all.