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The one thing people always ask when dealing with tinnitus is “what can cause tinnitus?”

Unfortunately, most often the cause of tinnitus is unknown. Since there can be many reasons, some which we are not aware of, that cause tinnitus, people suffering from the condition strive to find tinnitus relief.

While the actual cause can be unknown, there are some common causes that can cause tinnitus that we are aware of.

  1. Things such as just getting older,
  2. Being exposed to certain noises (machines at work, firearms),
  3. Head injuries and
  4. Certain side effects from medications are common causes of tinnitus.

Tinnitus is always often accompanied by hearing loss. This is why having your hearing test by a hearing health professional is very important. It is probably the best way to gain some sort of tinnitus relief as well. Tinnitus affects almost 30 million adults; however, children can be affected as well.

In certain cases, tinnitus can be so severe that it can literally disrupt a person’s everyday life. It can also be a symptom of something more serious, so that is why it is very important to have a proper and in-depth health evaluation.