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Why can't the doctor find the cause of my tinnitus?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There are numerous causes of tinnitus, ranging from medications to disorders of the inner ear. Doctors try to determine what is causing the buzzing in your ear by asking you to discuss symptoms, performing an examination, and looking at images of your head. But in some cases, the doctor simply cannot find what is causing your tinnitus. Often, this because your tinnitus is caused by something that doctors can't see in an examination or image of your head - mental problems like stress or depression.

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