Causes of tinnitus

Tinnitus is a  hearing of ringing,  buzzing, hissing, or roaring sounds that originated in the ear. These Causes of Tinnitus occurs due to damage of inner cell and it is associated with damage to the auditory system and related with others factors such as the jaw, head, or neck injury, exposure to certain drugs, nerve damage or blood-flow problems.

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It mostly affects adult people due to some reasons or factors such as hearing loss, dizziness, head injury, sinus infection, sinus headache, and middle-ear infections. It is symptoms that alert people something is wrong in your auditory system that connects the inner ear to the brain and with other parts of the brain that process sounds. More than 200 drugs are available in the market that causes tinnitus when you start or stop taking them.

Why Does My Ear Buzz?

why does my ear buzz Causes of Tinnitus

The buzzing problem is become in the ears by the extreme noise. People who heard the high noise with tinnitus can be hearing loss or ear buzz problem. When we are listening to music by headphones in the high volume of sound and listening T.V. in high sound then we are getting a buzzing problem in our ears.

If we are going to noisy places like in the city market, large sports events, in any function or marriage, large traffic in the city, noisy workplace and other noisy workplaces, there are a lot of loudly sound available. So we have to get buzz problems in our ears. For removing the buzzing problem in your’s ears you must use earmuffs because it provides protection to your ear from high sound and doesn’t go in noisy places.

Common Causes of Tinnitus


Age is a common factor of tinnitus and normally started around age 60

Exposure to loud noises or Noise-induced hearing loss

Loud noises such as the noise of machines, heavy equipment, vehicle, loud music are the common source of noise-related hearing loss. Exposure to the loud noise damage nerve and cause hearing loss. Hearing loss due to noise exposure is the main cause of tinnitus.  Some experts believe noise-induced hearing loss and acoustic trauma are the most common cause of tinnitus in adults. Peoples are working in noisy environments such as factories or construction sites that damages tiny sensory hair cells in the inner ear that transmit sounds to the brain.

Medication/Toxic Substances

Ototoxic medicine such as antibiotics(gentamicin, polymyxin B, erythromycin, vancomycin, and neomycin), diuretics (water pills such as Lasix, bumetanide, ethacrynic acid or furosemide), aspirin, Cancer medications( carboplatin, mechlorethamine, and vincristine), Quinine medications(used of malaria), antidepressants damage our hearing temporary as a result of heavy doses.


Ear wax coagulation(clotting) protects our ear canal from the external environment and minimizes the growth of bacteria.if ear wax accumulated in excess amount for the long term it becomes too hard to wash away naturally then it affects hearing and cause hearing loss or irritation that leads to tinnitus.

Otosclerosis(Ear bone changes)

Abnormal bone in the middle ear is sometimes removed surgically which affects our hearing and causes tinnitus.

Unhealthy habits

Most people follow unhealthy habits such as drinking alcohol, smoking, eating contaminated food can cause tinnitus. In this situation, people can avoid tinnitus by following good habits and by improving overall health.

Some Severe or Major Causes of Tinnitus

  • Meniere’s disease – It affects the inner ear due to abnormal inner ear fluid pressure that causes tinnitus.
  • TMJ Disorder – Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)  disorder cause tinnitus when lower jawbone meets your skull.
  • Head injury – Some time tinnitus is a result of a head, neck, or dental injuries such as misalignment of the jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ).It affects our inner ear,  hearing nerves, and other brain functions linked with hearing.
  • High blood pressure and Hypertension – Some factors that increase patient blood pressure, such as stress, alcohol, and caffeine, can make tinnitus more noticeable.

If you need any assistance or have a question about Tinnitus, you can consult our HearingSol experts with your problem, feel free to call us on +91-9327901950. We are always here to help you.

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