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Tinnitus

Okay. It's possible that prolonged exposure to loud noise has reduced your hearing and is causing tinnitus. It's a common problem and one that may be increasing as more and more people listen to portable music devices at high volume. Other common sources include live music concerts, leaf blowers, construction machinery, and gunshots.

See your doctor for evaluation. It's important to get a full examination and a hearing test as a start. Protect your ears from loud noise by wearing ear plugs or noise-canceling headphones.

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