What's that due to?

The most frequent causes:

  • Acute or chronic otitis media
  • Sensorineural deafness (a progressive, painless phenomenon that usually occurs around the age of 60)
  • Acoustic Neuroma (benign tumor of the auditory nerve)
  • Meniere’s Syndrome
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Paget’s disease (a bone disease causing expansion of the skull bones and pressure on the auditory nerve)
  • Otosclerosis (a disease that reduces the mobility of one of the small bones used to transmit sound vibrations to the inner ear)
  • Ear cancer

Possible additional causes:

  • Stress
  • Food allergies
  • Side effects of certain drugs
  • Exposure to intense noise
  • Head and neck joint problems
  • Vascular malformations
  • Abnormal contractions of the muscles of the ENT sphere
  • Structural defects of the inner ear