Tinnitus

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By Professor Yoland Lim Health Care

Tinnitus is an annoying, often constant, ‘ringing’ noise in the ears. It may be high pitched and of varying nature, such as ‘rustling, train like, or whistling’. It may result from a side effect of prescribed medication and may be associated with excessive noise, headache, sleeping problems and loss of energy.


Commonest causes of tinnitus include:

  • Hearing loss, from noise exposure (e.g. from work machinery, loud music in night clubs, listening to loud music) 
  • Aging 
  • Head trauma 
  • Side effects from prescribed drugs


It can also be due to:

  • Ear infection
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)