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Is it normal to get tinnitus at age 16?

Is it normal to get tinnitus at age 16?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Is it normal to get tinnitus when you have blocked ears?

Is it normal to get tinnitus when you have blocked ears?

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 tinnitus may improve. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get ear pain and tinnitis when you push hard against the masseter? Can this last for weeks? Can one side cause problems for both ears?

Is it normal to get ear pain and tinnitis when you push hard against the masseter? Can this last for weeks? Can one side cause problems for both ears?

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 the canal. If the canal is closed you may hear abnormal sounds or sounds that you didn't notice. It is often hard to localize the side these sounds come from. Inner ear problems can cause similar symptoms. See ENT doc. ...Read more

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How did I get tinnitus as a pianist?

How did I get tinnitus as a pianist?

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 by the sound. Continuous bombardment may disrupt this hierarchical processing which in turn generates spontanous formation of sounds such as tinnitus. Or there may be an end-organ reverberation with echoes and noises of different frequencies. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

Tinnitus is when a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more