o Because tinnitus is a symptom, it is our goal to identify the cause of the tinnitus so that proper treatment can be implemented. Unfortunately, this can be difficult. Causes of tinnitus can include:
o Conditions in the outer ear, including impacted ear wax in the ear canal.
o Conditions in the middle ear, such as infection, , Eustachian tube dysfunction which causes a plugged up feeling,
o Conditions in the inner ear, for example exposure to loud noises, age-related hearing loss, Meniere’s Disease, Drug toxicity, hearing nerve tumor
o Conditions from non-ear related disorders such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, TMJ disorder and trauma to head and neck,
o Medication related causes.
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