- Tinnitus causes ringing or other noises in one or both of your ears. For some individuals, it can be downright debilitating.
- It’s often caused by exposure to loud noises but several health conditions can cause or worsen tinnitus such as brain tumors, blood vessel disorders, or otosclerosis.
- If you’re experiencing tinnitus and it’s disrupting your daily life, talk to your doctor.
Tinnitus is an annoying ringing in the ears that can be downright debilitating for some people. However, the reasons behind your tinnitus may not be easy to pinpoint, although in some cases a few adjustments can bring you relief from future symptoms.
While there are a number of treatments to turn down the volume of the symptoms of the condition, you may be able to zero in on the underlying triggers so you can avoid them in the first place. Here are 10 possible reasons you may be experiencing tinnitus…
Exposure to Loud Noises
Remember all those concerts you went to when you were younger? You may not remember all of them, but your eardrums do. “Prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise” is listed by Medical News Today as a possible cause of ringing (or buzzing, or a rushing water sound) in the ears.
You may want to be a little more aware of what loud music can do to your ears over the long term, and wear earplugs at concerts (or at least stay clear from the speaker systems). Try turning your powerful car stereo down once in a while (passengers and bystanders will probably appreciate this too). And finally, be mindful of how loud your headphones are.