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What causes ringing in the ear from loud noise?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
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In brief: Damage to ear

Prolonged and sustained exposure to loud noises like guns, power tools and loud music can damage the very sensitive hair cells in your cochlea that allow you to hear. When these cells start to become permanently damaged then you will start to hear ringing in your ears.
Try to protect your ears from this as much as possible with ear plugs and perhaps some of the ringing will decrease or disappear.

In brief: Damage to ear

Prolonged and sustained exposure to loud noises like guns, power tools and loud music can damage the very sensitive hair cells in your cochlea that allow you to hear. When these cells start to become permanently damaged then you will start to hear ringing in your ears.
Try to protect your ears from this as much as possible with ear plugs and perhaps some of the ringing will decrease or disappear.
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