What causes tinnitus

There are a number of possible causes of tinnitus.

Causes of tinnitus
Hair cell damage, which also causes hearing loss, is considered one of the most common causes of tinnitus.

Tinnitus is also associated with:
• Degeneration of the bones in the middle ear
• Injury to the ears, neck or head
• Neurological disorders
• Exposure to loud noises
• Side effects of medication

With the exception of a small number of tinnitus cases that are medically treatable, the cause of tinnitus is not always relevant for the choice of tinnitus treatment. To read more about the dangers of noise exposure in the work place click here.