Hearing Loss: Answers from Expert Kim Webster

A doctor fits a man's hearing aid

Hearing experts from the Cochlear Implant Center and Kim Webster answered questions on the Johns Hopkins Medicine Facebook page. View the chat.

What causes ringing in the ears?

There are many causes of tinnitus also known as ringing, buzzing or chirping in your ears. A history of hearing loss, certain medications, stress, and food triggers can worsen tinnitus. There are many food triggers that could worsen tinnitus and each person is different. Red wine, salt, chocolate, caffeine, tomatoes and certain cheeses have been reported.