Tinnitus most commonly occurs for unknown reasons.
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
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Other Causes of Ringing in Ears
- Aging (Presbycusis)
- Ear Trauma (Such As From the Noise of Planes, Firearms, or Loud Music)
- Fluid in the Ears
- Medications (Both Prescription and Nonprescription, Notably Aspirin and Other Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs [NSAIDs])
- Rarely, Aneurysm or an Acoustic Neuroma (a Benign Tumor on the Acoustic Nerve)
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