Tinnitus Information

Tinnitus is the disorder that causes various types of noises in the ear. It is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. A common ailment, tinnitus gets better by treating the underlying cause, when identified. A person suffering from tinnitus hears various types of sound in his ear, consistently or alternatively. Basically, there are two types of tinnitus - objective and subjective. While in former, people around the affected person also hear the tingling sound, the latter has only the patient experiencing a buzzing sound, all alone. In the following lines, we have listed the causes and symptoms of tinnitus.

Causes Of Tinnitus
  •     Inner ear cell damage
  •     Ear problems
  •     Chronic health conditions
  •     Injuries or conditions affecting auditory nerves or the hearing center in brain
  •     Age-related hearing loss
  •     Exposure to loud noise
  •     Earwax blockage
  •     Changes in ear bones
  •     Meniere's disease, an inner ear disorder
  •     Stress and depression
  •     Head injuries or neck injuries
  •     Acoustic neuroma, a noncancerous (benign) tumor
  •     Head and neck tumors
  •     Atherosclerosis
  •     High blood pressure
  •     Turbulent blood flow
  •     Malformation of capillaries
  •     Certain medications

Symptoms Of Tinnitus
  •     Ringing sound
  •     Buzzing sound
  •     Roaring sound
  •     Clicking sound
  •     Whistling sound
  •     Hissing sound

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