Tinnitus: When the Ears Ring

Joshua J. Pray; W. Steven Pray

US Pharmacist. 2005;30(6) 

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Causes of Tinnitus

In addition to the causes of tinnitus already discussed, this condition may be attributed to noise-induced hearing loss, cerumen impaction, ototoxic medications, otic or sinus infections, temporomandibular joint tumors, or head/neck trauma.[9] Some of these causes may also worsen preexisting tinnitus.[11] The pharmacist might ask patients with new cases of tinnitus if they have recently attended a rock concert. Rock band amplifiers can cause tinnitus that persists for 48 hours or longer following the concert.[11]

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