The causes of tinnitus are extremely varied, explaining in part why the condition can be so difficult to treat. Tinnitus isnít technically a disease, but a symptom of an underlying cause. In some cases this cause can be determined, and treatment of the cause will stop the ringing. But in other cases the cause is less obvious and a number of different techniques should be used to manage the problem.
Here is a quick guide to some of the most common causes of tinnitus: