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Tinnitus or ringing in your ears can be a sign that your body is telling you something. Tinnitus is a symptom, so what is the cause? Here is a list of some unexpected causes for tinnitus.
- Impacted wax in your ears. When wax is fulling impacted in the ears sound is cut off causing a ringing sensation to the ears. Often times after the wax is removed by a professional, the ringing stops.
- Get your teeth checked! Your temperomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause audible sounds that may sound like ringing in your ears. Seeking a dentist to have your teeth and jaw check may help.
- Turn down the noise. One of the most common types of hearing loss is a noise-induced hearing loss. This occurs when there is damage to the nerve of hearing due to long-term noise exposure. Hearing protection and reduced volume in music can help.
- Medications. Certain medications that are prescribed may have a side effect of tinnitus. Consult your physician if you suspect your medication may be causing the ringing.
- Stress. One symptom of stress can be ringing in the ears. If something has changed in your life adding stress, consult your physician or even a counselor to help reduce the stress in your life.