Crucial Poll: Do You Say "tinn-AY-tus" or "tinn-ih-tus"?

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How do you pronounce the word "tinnitus"

  1. Tinn-AY-tus

  2. Tinn-ih-tus

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    1. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      You know, crucial poll and all :)
       
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    2. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      Tin- AYE- tus like a pirate lol
       
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    3. marqualler
      Nerdy

      marqualler Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Minneapolis, MN
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection / Mild Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      Aye cuz the other way just sounds weird.
       
    4. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Tinn it us......
       
    5. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Tinn...exploding head syndrome.
       
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    6. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      I chose tinn-ih-tus, because the '-aytus'-sounding suffix is usually reserved for inflammatory conditions.
       
    7. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      Every time my doctors pronounce it 'tin-ih-tus' i swear suddenly they sound like they have a British accent...
       
    8. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      I expected it to be pronounced 'tinnidus' in the US, but apparently that's not the case?
       
    9. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      I've heard a few people pronounce it that way but none were doctors. lol maybe it's a doctor thing to enunciate conditions??
       
    10. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      I think number two, tinn-ih-tus, is the correct one, and the one you hear most doctors use. But most average folks use the first and don't know what the hell I am saying when I use second pronunciation.

      It also cracks me up how many people think I am telling them I have "tendonitis."
       
    11. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      TIN-i-tuss, but I used to say tin-AYE-tuss. Been hearing too many Brits pronounce it and got converted. :)
       
    12. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      What ever it is it's a horrible word to all of us.
       
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    13. Rina
      Energetic

      Rina Member

      Location:
      florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Really don't know
      Me too!!! @Cheza ... Jajaja!!!!
       
    14. John G

      John G Member

      I pronounce it tin-aye-tus. Maybe thats why my doctors are giving that "deer in the headlight" look when I say that word to them.
       
    15. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      Sterling Archer says tin-AY-tus, and if it's good enough for Archer it's good enough for me.
       
    16. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014

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