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How do other illnesses affect tinnitus?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Other illnesses, or disorders of the inner ear, are among the leading causes of tinnitus. While people who do not have disorders of the inner ear may also have tinnitus, people who do have inner ear disorders usually do have the condition. In fact, 75% of ear disorders are marked by a symptom of tinnitus. Just a few of the disorders that might cause tinnitus include ear canal blockages and tumors, Meniere's disease, and ear infections.

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