Causes of Tinnitus
Tinnitus is not a disease. Rather, it is a symptom of an underlying problem. It sometimes happens when those tiny hairs inside your ears get hurt in some way. It affects the signals that go into your brain and change the way you hear sounds. The damage may be due to normal aging or some other illnesses. Among the possible triggers are the following:
• Loud noises such as sporting events, concerts, machinery work, gun firing, etc.
• Age-related hearing problems.
• Ear infections or pressure from sinus.
• Flu, cold or allergies.
• Too much earwax.
• Certain medications, such as antibiotics and aspirin.
• Jaw problems.
• Hardening of arteries and high blood pressure.
• Other medical issues such as Lyme disease and fibromyalgia.