Can objective tinnitus be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Objective tinnitus, a rare type of noise in the ears, is sometimes caused by preventable disorders. One example is atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the arteries that can cause blood flow in the ears to sound noisy. People who exercise and eat healthfully are less likely to suffer from atherosclerosis. However, several other disorders can cause objective tinnitus, and not all of them can be prevented. For example, malformed blood vessels in the ears can generate the same kind of annoying sound.

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