A 31-year-old member asked:
Is it normal to get tinnitus at age 16?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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 tinnitus. Unfortunately a lot of people listen to excessively loud music and this can cause hearing loss and tinnitus. You should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation and a hearing test.
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Last updated Jan 25, 2021
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