What causes tinnitus?

Problems inner ear. Tinnitus is located usually within the inner ear auditory apparatus, but referred sounds could be due to extra cranial vasculature stenosis, or even transmitted cardiac sounds. Rarely, arteriovascular malformations cause tinnitus-like issues, and hyperthyroidism may cause venous hums.

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What causes tinnitus that develops over decades?

Usually hearing loss. Tinnitus is usually caused by dysfunction of the hair cells in the inner ear. Usually there is some hearing loss at the same time. The tinnitus is a symptom that the hair cells are not functioning properly. If the hearing loss is greater in one ear than the other, you need to have it checked. Read more...
Tinnitus over decade. Tinnitus is typically the first indicator of hearing loss. Tinnitus that worsens or becomes more evident over decades likely means worsening hearing over decades. Age-related hearing loss, which can be compounded by work and recreation associated loud noise exposure. Best to see an ENT and get a hearing test. Read more...

What causes increased tinnitus and a mild headache following cervical trigger point injections?

Lidocaine reaction? This could be a reaction to the lidocaine and or any other medication that was injected. If it is just the lidocaine it should subside after 3 or so hours. . Read more...

Actually how does ENT test/check what cause a tinnitus? My ENT said all she can do is clean the earwax and check my eardrum.

No easy way. Tinnitus is a result of some form of hearing dysfunction or hearing loss. The cells in you brain that are designed to receive signals from a certain frequency of hearing are no longer getting that input due to the hearing loss. These cell then become overactive and branch out to nearby cell and that is basically the cause of tinnitus.We can only investigate the cause of hearing loss that causes it. Read more...

Tinnitus is a high pitched sound. What can tinnitus cause?

Hearing loss. Although the question should more appropriately be what causes tinnitus, the best answer to give you is that in some patients at the beginning of their awareness of the sound in the ear, they become depressed, anxious and unhappy. Tinnitus does not cause anything else. But the presence of tinnitus, particularly, unilateral tinnitus rarely can be associated with an acoustic tumor. Read more...

What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

Many things. While inner ear problems like meniere's are on the list, the list is long and includes migraines. Only a good medical evaluation by your doctor, testing, and possibly ENT or neurology evaluations can really answer this. Read more...
Inner ear problems. Conditions that effect the inner ear are viral labrynthitis, anemia and tumor. Anything that causes irregular pressure on the inner ear can cause either problem or both, . Read more...

What is d cause of tinnitus?

Several. Tinnitus can be temporary, like from an ear infection, or permanent as from noise exposure, or Meniere's disease, tumors, and many other things. There is even a study which shows that environmental air pollution (including that in the home from fragrances, heating and cooking oil, deodorizers, etc.) can cause tinnitus. See this page: http://www.entnet.org/content/tinnitus. Read more...