How common is objective tinnitus?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Objective tinnitus is rare. This type of tinnitus is caused when blood vessels or muscles near your ears make noise that you can hear. It is less common than subjective tinnitus, in which you hear noises when there aren't any, because something has gone wrong with your ear or the nerves or part of your brain that are associated with hearing.

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