A 34-year-old member asked:
Can tinnitus cause you to become deaf?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
No: The origin of tinnitus is in the central auditory pathways of the brain. As such it does not lead to deafness. However, most people with loud tinnitus can notice some hearing loss because the brain producing noise will mask the environmental sound from being perceived. Particularly if the tinnitus is loud.
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Last updated Mar 2, 2020
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