What causes tinnitus?
Tinnitus occurs when the filters in your brain and ears that determine how you respond to sound tune in to a tinnitus signal. There are lots of different reasons for this.
We know that tinnitus can be linked to:
- Exposure to loud noise
- Hearing loss
- A side effect of medication
- Ear or head injuries
- Emotional stress
- Ear infections
- Diseases of the ear
- Or a combination of any of the above
For many people with tinnitus, the cause isn't clear. They may never have experienced any of the things mentioned above.
We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your hearingBook an appointment