What causes Tinnitus

There are many causes for subjective tinnitus, the noise only you can hear. Some causes are not serious (a small plug of wax in the ear canal might cause temporary tinnitus). Tinnitus can also be a symptom of more serious middle ear problems such as infection, a hole in the eardrum, an accumulation of fluid, or stiffening ( otosclerosis) of the middle ear bones.

Tinnitus may also be caused by allergy, high or low blood pressure (blood circulation problems ), a tumor, diabetes, thyroid problems, injury to the head or neck, and a variety of other causes including medications such as anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, sedatives/antidepressants, and aspirin. (If you take aspirin and your ears ring, talk to your doctor about dosage in relation to your size.) 

Treatment will be quite different in each case. It is important to see an otolaryngologist to investigate the cause of your tinnitus so that the best treatment can be determined.