Loud noise is the most common cause of tinnitus.
Tinnitus is a ringing, throbbing, buzzing, or clicking sound in the ears. It is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition such as hearing loss or another ear injury.
The most common cause of tinnitus is damage to the sensory hair cells in the inner ear from exposure to loud noises.
To prevent tinnitus, use ear protection in excessively noisy environments. Turn the volume down when you listen to music through headphones, and be aware that in-ear headphones are more likely to contribute to tinnitus and hearing loss than other types of headphones. Allowing your ears to rest occasionally also minimizes the risk.
If you think you might have tinnitus, ask the professionals at HearingLife. We have options for addressing the symptoms of tinnitus.
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