Causes of Tinnitus
Tinnitus is a complex condition that can be triggered by a variety of factors, often involving complications within the auditory system. It is important to consult with healthcare professionals, including audiologists or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists, to determine what’s causing your tinnitus. Some of the most common causes include:
Noise-induced hearing loss: This is often the result of prolonged exposure to loud noises, which can damage the delicate structures in the ear.
Ear and sinus infections: Ear and sinus infections can cause tinnitus.
Other auditory system issues: This could include problems with the inner ear, the auditory nerves, or the auditory pathways in the brain.
Emotional distress: The emotional distress commonly associated with tinnitus can, in turn, lead to an increase in your symptoms. However, with the right support and treatment, it’s possible to address the challenges associated with tinnitus and improve your emotional well-being.