Tinnitus Causes

Causes of tinnitus are varied and the condition is typically accompanied by hearing loss.

Causes of tinnitus may include:

  • Noise-induced hearing loss and nerve damage
  • A buildup of earwax
  • Side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Ear pain, infections, or eardrum rupture
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Cardiovascular problems, such as hypertension