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The Best Pronunciation of “Tinnitus”

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Kay in Sparks, Nevada, wonders how to pronounce the term for the ringing in one’s ears known as tinnitus. Some people rhyme it with arthritis, while others stress the first syllable instead. Either is acceptable. Tinnitus derives from Latin tinnire, “to ring,” the source also of tinnabulation, or “ringing.” This is part of a complete episode.

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