Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears)
Tinnitus refers to any additional type of noise in the ear such as ringing, whistling, buzzing, clicking, background noise, etc. This may occur in only one ear or in both. The tone may be constant, change in intensity or take on a pulsing characteristic.
In many cases tinnitus is simply a symptom of a hearing disorder. If this disorder can be cured the excess noises shall disappear.
In other cases this is an inner ear phenomenon without any apparent cause.
About 15% of the population suffers from tinnitus and up to 50% experience these sounds in the ear at particular times. Furthermore, as we get older it is more likely that we will experience this disorder.
Tinnitus is also found with greater frequency in industrialised countries, it is therefore clear that noise pollution and our modern rhythm of life is certainly partly to blame.
If tinnitus does not disappear in 12-24 hours, an immediate ear examination shall be required and, when appropriate, medical treatment to improve or cure this disorder shall be initiated.
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- Sudden Hearing Loss
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- Voice Disorders: Phonation Disorders and Dysphonia
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