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Tinnitus: A continual ringing sensation occurring in one or both ears. See detailed information below for a list of 203 causes of Tinnitus, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Tinnitus (ti-NI-tus) is also common in older people. Tinnitus is a symptom associated with a variety of hearing diseases and disorders. People with tinnitus have a ringing, roaring, or hear other sounds inside the ears. (Source: excerpt from Hearing and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
Tinnitus (ti-NI-tus) is also common in older people. Tinnitus is a symptom... (Source: excerpt from Hearing and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
A nonspecific symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises in the ear. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
A ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears; a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, roaring or other noises in the ear.
- (Source - CRISP)
The list of organs typically affected by Tinnitus may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Tinnitus mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Tinnitus. Of the 203 causes of Tinnitus that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Tinnitus' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Tinnitus or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Tinnitus based
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Tinnitus, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Symptoms related to Tinnitus:
Hearing symptoms (1100 causes), Hearing loss (271 causes), Hearing voices (7 causes), Noises in the ear, Hearing impairment (1010 causes), Conductive deafness, Sensorineural deafness (197 causes), Audiometry, Tympanic membrane, Ear ossicles, Otosclerosis, Glue ear (3 causes), Otitis media, Cholesteatoma, Impacted wax, Acoustic neuroma, Inner ear abnormalities
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