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What is objective tinnitus?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Objective tinnitus is a rare type of tinnitus, or noise in the ears. In most cases of tinnitus, nobody else can hear the sound, but doctors may actually hear objective tinnitus when they examine you. That's because it is usually the blood vessels or muscles near your ears that are making the noises.

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