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Why Do I Have Tinnitus? The Causes, Explained

June 29, 2018

From the Everyday Health website

Tinnitus isn’t a disease. Rather, it’s a sign that something’s wrong in the auditory system. (1) If that definition seems vague, it’s because many things can lead to tinnitus. “There are a lot of reasons why a person might have tinnitus, which is why it’s a symptom as opposed to an actual disorder itself,” says Kit Frank, an audiologist at New York University’s Langone Health in New York City.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 15 percent of Americans experience tinnitus in some way. (2) Some may experience it as a result of losing their hearing, while for others it may be associated with a disease or even a side effect of taking certain medications. It’s usually not serious, but it can bother some people to the extent that it can make it difficult to work or sleep. (3)

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