Audiologist Questions Buzzing Sound

I can hear a buzz sound all the time. What is it?

I hear a buzzing sound in my ears all day long. It's kind of like an annoying fly is just around my ear and nowhere else. What could this sound be? Is it serious?

1 Answer

It sounds like tinnitus which is a phantom sound that the brain produces sometimes due to noise exposure, hearing loss, etc. Tinnitus is very common and usually is not something to be concerned about; however, I would see an audiologist to have a hearing test done to see if you have something in your ear(s) causing it (i.e., wax impaction) or if there is hearing loss.