Tinnitus, Hyperacusis

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears.

A common problem, tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself — it’s a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder.

There are two kinds of tinnitus.
Subjective tinnitus is tinnitus only you can hear. This is the most common type of tinnitus. It can be caused by ear problems in your outer, middle or inner ear. It also can be caused by problems with the hearing (auditory) nerves or the part of your brain that interprets nerve signals as sound (auditory pathways).

Objective tinnitus is tinnitus your doctor can hear when he or she does an examination. This rare type of tinnitus may be caused by a blood vessel problem, a middle ear bone condition or muscle contractions.

Another type of tinnitus is pulsatile tinnitus is the type of ear noise that is perceived as a rhythmic pulsing that is often in time with the heartbeat. It can be experienced as a thumping or whooshing sound. It is sometimes referred to as vascular tinnitus because in the majority of cases, it is related to disturbances in the blood flow.

Tips to Improve Tinnitus

Tinnitus sounds are monotonous continuous or intermittent sounds that can go away and come back.

Tinnitus due to Myoclonus of Middle ear or Palatal muscles

Unusual sounds (or vibrations) in one or both ears that may occur suddenly and can last from a few minutes to weeks, which are described by patients as continuous clicking without rhythm, are almost always due to muscle spasms.

Investigation of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

For the investigation of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis a certain algorithm is followed.

What causes tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the sound that one perceives in the ear or in the head, without any external sound source.

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

Hearing loss often triggers an inescapable buzz (tinnitus) and causes everyday sounds to become intolerably loud (hyperacusis), but exactly where and how this occurs in the brain is unknown. As many as 63 percent of tinnitus patients also suffer from hyperacusis.

Cost for Clinical Evaluation of Sudden Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

Clinical Assessment of Sudden Hearing Loss & Tinnitus. Clinical evaluation includes

Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma (or vestibular schwannoma) is a benign slow-growing tumor that develops on the main (vestibular) nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain.

Tinnitus Therapy with ΕΥ-LLLT

Tinnitus is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head. Most people will experience tinnitus or sounds in the ears at some time or another….

Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Measuring Tinnitus

Starting with a thorough medical exam, the proper diagnosis and evaluation of tinnitus are both critical for successful tinnitus management…

Neurophysiology of Tinnitus

A common cause of tinnitus is inner ear cell damage. Tiny, delicate hairs in your inner ear move in relation to the pressure of sound waves…

Tinnitus Sound Therapy

Advances in tinnitus research have brought about several new kinds of tinnitus therapy. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy is one of them…

Hyperacusis

Management of Hyperacusis at EYiasis Neuro-otology Dept.

EY-LLLT endo-auricular laser therapy along with an acupuncture protocol for tinnitus and hyperacusis is applied at our neuro-otology department.

Investigation of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

For the investigation of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis a certain algorithm is followed.

Why are some sounds intrusively loud?

The term hyperacusis is generally applied to people who experience the sounds of everyday life as intrusively loud, uncomfortable, and sometimes painful.

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

Hearing loss often triggers an inescapable buzz (tinnitus) and causes everyday sounds to become intolerably loud (hyperacusis), but exactly where and how this occurs in the brain is unknown. As many as 63 percent of tinnitus patients also suffer from hyperacusis.

Diagnosis and Management of Hyperacusis

Hypercusis may negatively impact a patient’s quality of life! Diagnosistic assessment of hyperacusis should conducted by a specialised ENT-Neurootologist…

Hyperacusis

Hyperacusis is a hearing disorder that makes it hard to deal with everyday sounds. If you have it, certain sounds may seem unbearably loud even though people…