What Causes Tinnitus?

There’s a ringing in your ears and you can’t figure out where it’s coming from. You realize that it’s coming from inside your head. What causes it? What can I do about it?

Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears that doesn’t come from an outside source. The most common causes of tinnitus are damage to the inner ear from loud noise, a buildup of inner ear wax or old age. But there are lesser-known causes of tinnitus that aren’t usually considered. Here are a few:

Treatments For Tinnitus

Tinnitus can dramatically affect your quality of life, but there is help available. Sound therapy, hearing aids and counseling are popular methods that can diminish the effects of tinnitus. If you are experiencing unexplained ringing or buzzing in your ears, make an appointment with an experienced audiologist to determine what’s causing your tinnitus, and discuss which treatment options are best for you.