Tinnitus

Causes of Tinnitus

Tinnitus itself is not a disease or illness, and it is rarely a sign of a serious disorder. It is noise generated by the auditory system, sometimes (but not always) due to damage in the hearing pathway.

 

The exact cause of tinnitus is not yet fully understood, but the most common causes of tinnitus seem to be:

 

Less common causes of tinnitus include: