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What Can Cause Tinnitus?

Tinnitus can be triggered by a variety of causes, but is commonly linked to exposure to loud sounds, which can damage the delicate sensory cells of the inner ear. This condition has also been associated with stress, ear infections, aging, excessive earwax, high blood pressure, and sensory nerve disorders. Activities such as smoking; drinking alcohol or caffeine, and taking excessive amounts of aspirin or antibiotics may exacerbate tinnitus.

 

Exposure to loud sounds may damage sensory cells

Exposure to loud sounds can damage delicate sensory cells of the inner ear
 

Stress may exacerbate tinnitus

If you are stressed this may exacerbate your tinnitus 
 

Drinking alcohol can exacerbate tinnitus

Drinking alcohol may lead to high blood pressure and exacerbate tinnitus 
 

Smoking may exacerbate tinnitus

Smoking may lead to high blood pressure and exacerbate tinnitus
 

Excessive amounts of aspirin or antibiotics may exacerbate tinnitus

Consuming excessive amounts of aspirin or antibiotics may exacerbate your tinnitus 
 

Salt restricts the blood flow to your ears, and it fuels tinnitus

Salt restricts the blood flow to your ears and may thereby exacerbate your tinnitus
 

Drinking caffeine may exacerbate tinnitus

Drinking caffeine (e.g. coffee, tea, cola) may exacerbate your tinnitus

   

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