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How does subjective tinnitus affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Subjective tinnitus - hearing noises that aren't really there - could signal a bigger problem such as a blocked ear canal, infection, tumor, or disease, or it could be a side effect of something else like aging or too much loud noise. Also, the noise itself can cause problems. For example, it may keep you awake, which can lead to exhaustion and depression.

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