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Does subjective tinnitus affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Older people are especially likely to suffer from subjective tinnitus, which is a ringing, buzzing, or other noise in the ears. Age-related hearing loss is a major cause of subjective tinnitus.

However, another major cause - hearing damage caused by loud noises - can strike either adults or children. Other causes, such as ear infections and meningitis, can attack any age group. The noise itself may cause side effects, including insomnia and depression, which are aren't limited by age.

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