The ringing in the ears is a common problem that people face, especially those in the older age group and industrial workers. The ringing in the ears is a name given to a medical condition that is called tinnitus. The ringing in the ears is not limited to old people and those working in industries. It is also seen in many other groups of people in all age groups. If it is commonly seen in many people, then what are the causes for ringing ears.
There are various medical and non medical causes of ringing ears or tinnitus. The ringing in the ears is most commonly seen in people who are exposed to continuous loud sounds. This is because repeated loud sounds can cause permanent damage to the inner ear organs that can send wrong impulses to the brain causing the brain to perceive sounds when there are no sounds at all. These wrong sounds that are perceived by the brain is the ringing sounds that people hear even though the sounds are imaginary and are not present.
Another reason for the ringing sound in the ear is the increased stressful and traumatic events that occur. These events cause a lot of abnormal sensations in the body and ringing in the ears is one of the problems that occur. When the stress is gone, sometimes the ringing is gone with it, but in some people it may persist even after the anxiety and stress is gone.
Sinusitis is another common cause of ringing in the ears. The person with sinusitis has fluid collection in the sinuses that are abnormal and there can be ear pain along with the head ache that is caused by the sinusitis. All these together cause a ringing in the ear. This is another common cause of ringing in the ear and is seen in more than half of the people affected by problem of the sinus.
The other common reason for people to get ringing in the ear is the ear infections that can occur. The ear infections can be due to many different reasons, but the ringing in the ears is commonly present as a complication of the ear infection. Other than the reasons mentioned above, there can be also many other reasons for the ringing in the ears that include thyroid disorders, vitamin deficiency diseases, head injury and various other central nervous system disorders.