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Health Tip: Possible Triggers for Tinnitus

Health Tip: Possible Triggers for Tinnitus

12/23/10

(HealthDay News) -- Tinnitus is the medical term that describes hearing ringing, whistling, buzzing or other noises in your ears when there's no source for those sounds.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says possible causes of tinnitus include:

  • Having an ear infection.
  • Having an object or wax build-up in the ear.
  • Having damage to the ear from exposure to loud noise.
  • Having an inner-ear condition called Meniere's disease, which affects balance and hearing.
  • Consuming alcohol, caffeine or medication such as aspirin or certain antibiotics.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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