Tinnitus Causes

What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus Source:

  • Exposure to excessive loud noise
  • Extreme stress or trauma
  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Some prescription and non-prescription medication


Tinnitus Symptoms:

  • The most occuring symptom of tinnitus is a constant, high-pitched ringing in the ears.
  • Although the noise may also present itself as a buzzing in ears, a whooshing sound, cicada-like noises or waves.

Risk Factors:

  • Working conditions which expose you to prolonged periods of noise e.g. working with heavy machinery and power tools, may cause tinnitus symptoms.
  • Increasing age, resulting in previously established, age-related hearing loss issues or other forms of hearing loss will increase your chances of tinnitus symptoms.
  • Listening to loud music in headphones and attending concerts frequently contribute to your probability of developing tinnitus.