Tinnitus Causes

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Dr. Trupti Shirole
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What are the Causes Of Tinnitus?

  • The most common cause of tinnitus is damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Advancing age is generally accompanied by a certain amount of hearing nerve impairment and tinnitus.
  • Hearing loss - Doctors and scientists have discovered that people with different kinds of hearing loss also have tinnitus.
  • Too much exposure to loud noise can cause tinnitus.
  • Long-term use of certain medications - Aspirin used in large doses, quinine, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs can affect inner ear cells.
  • Trauma-related damage to your inner ear.
  • Temporo-mandibular joint problems. These are ‘jaw joint’ disorders, and they may result in clicking or grating noises when you move the jaw.
  • Stiffening of the bones in the middle ear.
  • A hole in or a rupture of the eardrum (tympanic membrane).
  • Ear infection- If an infection reduces the ability to hear outside noises, one is more likely to hear the noises related to tinnitus.
  • Earwax or foreign body in the external ear - Buildup of excess wax in the ear can reduce the ability to hear.
  • Inflammation of the eardrum membrane, the middle ear, or the inner ear.

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Tinnitor

People suffering from tinnitus are very often misunderstood about their afflicting condition.The suffering increases also by sourrounding people,pretending to know better,attributing their own homemade diagnosis,psychiatric of cource,and thus aggravate the sufferers possibilities/rights to rehabilitation in a calmer,less stressfull and noisy workingplace.Key words:responsability and relief!

skippy70

my tinnitus has been with me for about 40 years some times loud some times not so loud and is there a day and night till i go to bed some times when it is low i would doze off for 10 mins and it is back loud again. mr p blay owenblay@googlemail.com

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