You may have heard that if your ears are burning, somebody's talking about you. Something that is far more frequent, far less discussed and far more accurate is that if your ears are ringing, there is a chance you are suffering from tinnitus. In fact, if you hear a sound in your ears that isn't being caused by an external source and no one else around you can hear it, tinnitus is likely the culprit. Most patients describe this noise as a ringing, buzzing, clicking, or rushing. I find that while many of my patients have heard of the disorder, most people don't know what causes it, how to prevent it, or what to do if they start experiencing symptoms.