Tinnitus in the Ear


Tinnitus is the perception of sound roaring, hissing, buzzing, or tinkling in the ear in the absence of actual external sound.

It is considered as a disease, rather it can be caused associating to other condition such as neurological damage, abnormally loud sounds in the ear canal for even the briefest period (but usually with some duration), ear infections, foreign objects in the ear, nasal allergies that prevent (or induce) fluid drain, or wax build-up.

Benzodiazepine addiction withdrawal can also cause from a may cause tinnitus as well. In-ear headphones, whose sound enters directly into the ear canal, which fails to be deflected or absorbed elsewhere, can also cause tinnitus when the volume is set more than required levels.

Tinnitus-in-the-Ear


Other Causes for Tinnitus


  • External ear infection
  • Acoustic shock
  • Loud noise or music[26]
  • Cerumen (earwax) impaction
  • Middle ear effusion
  • Superior canal dehiscence
  • Excessive or loud noise
  • Presbycusis (age-associated hearing loss)
  • Ménière's disease
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Mercury or lead poisoning
  • Ototoxic medications
  • Skull fracture
  • Closed head injury
  • Whiplash injury
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Thyroid disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Vitamin B 12 deficiency
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety