Auditory nerve loss could be trigger for tinnitus: study

The findings provide fresh clues to the cause of tinnitus and open the door to potential treatments, authors say.
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US researchers say they may have uncovered a key cause of tinnitus, with findings showing the condition could be triggered by undetected auditory nerve loss.

Authors from the Massachusetts Ear and Eye Infirmary examined patients who had normal hearing on tests, but also had tinnitus.