Complete List of Causes of Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by George, Apr 13, 2014.

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    1. George

      George Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      After doing some research on the internet, it seems that the main causes of tinnitus are well known.

      1- Ear wax and or blockages
      2- Certain drugs - mainly aspirin
      3- The natural aging process
      4- Meniere's disease
      5- Otosclerosis
      6- High blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, circulatory problems, anemia, under-active thyroid gland, diabetes.
      7- Neck and jaw problems

      I wonder if anyone can add other specific known causes to the list. My understanding is that all the above conditions are - in one way or another - treatable (with the exception of 3).. If the underlying cause is treated, does tinnitus usually stop? or is the damage permanent?
       
    2. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      8- Sensorineural Hearing Loss
       
    3. Mr. Cartman
      Artistic

      Mr. Cartman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
    4. Kathi
      Balanced

      Kathi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ/USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/30/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      HFHL and stress
      I believe that stress and anxiety triggered my T--I think I may have already had it and wasn't aware (I had two other short occasions where I noticed T for a few minutes but it went 'back under' spontaneously) or if they can cause it. I have had age related hearing loss of ultra high frequency--the loss is almost minute for a couple of years but I didn't get T until November of 2013 after a period of enormous personal stress and anxiety.
       
    5. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Noiseeee exposure!!!! Number 1 cause probably!
       
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    6. Saif
      Suicidal

      Saif Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      I have both, diabetes and high blood pressure . :'(
      Still young for these shit.
      FML.
       
    7. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      T is too mysterious to say if a cause is treated that the T will stop. For some it does, for some it wont. But in the future all T will be treated no matter the causeee:) then we dont gotta worry bout it nooo more! It would be so nice to go to a concert get t and then go to the doc and they give you an antibiotic or something that gets rid of it... Im thinkin thats what it will be likeee or something like that.
       
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    8. michela
      Dramaqueen

      michela Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      i was actually VERY surprised that he forgot that CAUSE NO. 1 !
       
    9. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Yeah lol my friend was tellin me
      A story how he participates in these war reinanctments on a big feild and that even tho everyone wears earplugs and stuff that by the time its over everyones ears are ringin loudly... And my friend does these things few times a month so im like be careful! And he doenst seem to care hes like oh well with me the ringing always goes away! Im like yeah until one time it doesnt....
       
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    10. Raytr
      Wishful

      Raytr Member

      Location:
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      If I knew about tinnitus before I got it I swear I would plug my ears for life :)
       
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    11. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Same for me. Maybe I had T before, but never noticed it.
      In October 2013 I had some kind of breakdown after stress for longer time.
      This brought a crazy-loud T into my head. I have reduced my stress, but T is still there.
      Anxiety is less, but depression is also still there.
      I have age-related hearing loss, but stress was finally the trigger.
       

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