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Is it normal to get tinnitus at age 16?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Chronic - no
Most people will develop intermittent tinnitus, and many notice it even as teenagers.
Chronic persistent tinnitus at this age is uncommon.

In brief: Chronic - no
Most people will develop intermittent tinnitus, and many notice it even as teenagers.
Chronic persistent tinnitus at this age is uncommon.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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