Does exposure to noise cause tinnitus?
Yes. Noise exposure is the most common cause of tinnitus.
Studies have shown that people who have worked in a noisy job are up to three times more likely to experience tinnitus.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in one or both ears, or in the head, when there is no external sound present. It is considered a symptom rather than a disease. It can occur suddenly or develop gradually over time.
What are the symptoms of tinnitus?
People often describe tinnitus as a ringing, whining or buzzing sound. These sounds and symptoms vary from person to person.
Tinnitus can lead to difficulties with sleeping, hearing certain noises, and concentrating on tasks. In some cases, it can have a profound affect on an individual’s quality of life.