What Causes Tinnitus? Explained by an Ear Specialist

tinnitus is caused by abnormal activity in the brain in the areas that do the function of hearing it's caused primarily by hearing loss so when you have hearing loss you lose some cells in the inner ear to do the function of hearings however the cells in the brain that do the function of hearing don't die and those cells have to find new things to do those cells will start creating new communication in connections with other cells around them and that creates an activity in those cells it creates an electrical activity which is how brain cells communicate and that activity is picked up by the rest of the brain is interpreted as sound so the brain says there's something going on in the hearing part that must mean there's some sound around so you perceive it as a ringing or a mix-up the other part of what causes a that lieutenant is to persist is or what makes the brain pay more attention to this sound is hormonal changes that occur in the brain and those are usually related to one of three things which are anxiety stress or depression the hormonal changes that occur in as a result of those three conditions is what leads to the brain becoming a lot more aware of every signal that's around it and then it starts picking up that salad and then focuses on that self and that focusing of the sound causes persistence of the lane

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