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Is it normal to get tinnitus at age 16

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Chronic - no: Most people will develop intermittent tinnitus, and many notice it even as teenagers. Chronic persistent tinnitus at this age is uncommon.
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
No: As the most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss and since most hearing loss occurs later in life it is unusual for a 16 year old to develop tinni... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Tinnitus is present in all of us, all of the time but when we have normal hearing and normal ear function it is masked and we aren't bothered by it. ... Read More
Dr. David Lee
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Possibly.: It is fairly common to have tinnitus whenever the hearing is decreased for any reason. If the reason for the decreased hearing can be resolved, the t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 33 years experience
HEAD CONCUSSION: This could be a symptom of head concussion and mostly if it disappeared shortly so it will not come back.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 19 years experience
Possibly: tinnitus needs evaluation. Talk with your provider.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Variant of meniere's: disease. Sometimes meniere's occurs without vertigo. Discuss with ent doctor.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Check hearing: Tinnitus can be associated with hearing loss. If it's associated with pain as well, you should see an ENT.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Pushing the masseter muscle can hurt the ear and also close the canal. It can cause symptoms of TMJ disease, especially if there is any problems in th... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Hematology and Oncology 14 years experience
See doctor : If u have persistent ringing in your ears then you should see a doctor. You should get a brain MRI . We need to make sure this isn't something serious... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
Neurology 58 years experience
Unknown: The auditory input such as music is processed by 2 perceptual mechanisms a) the one for individual sound and b) the perception of the pattern formed b... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Yes: As your middle ear gets filled with fluid and inflammation ensues.

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