Tinnitus Cause: What's Behind the Irritating Sound in Your Ears?
Tinnitus is a condition where you hear sounds that are not in your environment. It can be a ringing, buzzing, whistling, clicking or pulsating sound in one or both ears. It can be temporary or chronic, and it can vary in strength and frequency.
It is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of something else affecting your hearing. There are many possible causes and they can be divided into two main groups: external and internal.
External causes of tinnitus
External causes of tinnitus are those that come from your surroundings or your body. They can be:
- Loud noises: Exposure to loud sounds, such as from music, traffic, machinery, tools or weapons, can damage the tiny hair cells in the inner ear that convert sound waves into nerve signals. When the hair cells become damaged or overloaded, they can send incorrect signals to the brain that are interpreted as sound.
- Ear wax or foreign objects: Ear wax or foreign objects stuck in the ear can block the ear canal and change the pressure in the ear. It can also irritate the eardrum or cause infections. This can lead to tinnitus or worsen existing tinnitus.
- Ear diseases or injuries: Certain diseases or injuries affecting the ear can cause tinnitus. For example, Meniere's disease, otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, perforated eardrum or ear cartilage may have tinnitus as a symptom.
- Neck or jaw issues: Tension, inflammation, osteoarthritis or injuries in the neck or jaw can affect the nerves and muscles connected to the ear. This can cause or worsen existing tinnitus.
Internal causes of tinnitus
Internal causes are those that come from your brain or nervous system. They can be:
- Blood pressure problems: High or low blood pressure can affect blood flow to the inner ear and brain. This can cause a pulsation in the ear that follows the heartbeat.
- Cardiovascular diseases: Certain cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, aneurysms or tumors can disrupt blood flow to the inner ear and brain. This can also cause pulsating a pulsating sound.
Diabetes: Diabetes can lead to nerve damage or poor circulation that can affect the auditory nerve or inner ear.
- Stress, anxiety or depression: Stress, anxiety or depression can affect the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain that regulate mood, pain and sound perception. This can make you more alert and more sensitive to loud noises.
- Certain medications: Certain medications such as aspirin, antibiotics, antidepressants, diuretics, or chemotherapy can have side effects that affect the auditory nerve or inner ear.
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