We offer tinnitus care: Our experts will discuss your medical history to get to the bottom of the possible causes of your ringing in the ears. We then carry out a hearing test and a so-called tinnitus matching. Herewith, an audiogram is taken and the volume, the frequency (pitch) and the type of the ringing in the ears will be defined.
We will discuss different treatment options, e.g. physiotherapy, occupational and relaxation therapy or yoga. Furthermore, we will introduce technical options for combating the ringing in the ears:
- Noiser: To distract people with tinnitus from their ringing in the ears these devices produce a soft noise, which is perceived as less annoying than the ringing or, in the best case, makes the ringing be no longer perceived at all.
- Hearing aid and noiser in one:The combined device may both - improve hearing and distract from the ringing in the ears. Tinnitus is often accompanied by hearing loss.
Our specialised staff will introduce you to the devices. We adapt them individually and adjust them to your personal needs.
Despite our comprehensive tinnitus care, a visit to the ENT doctor is essential. He or she gives the diagnosis and initiates the treatment.
Questions frequently asked
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the term used to describe noises in the ears that are not caused by external sound, but arise inside a person. The noises are described by sufferers as hissing, buzzing or throbbing. They usually occur suddenly for no apparent reason, only last for a short time or are persistent.
How severe is tinnitus?
In a mild tinnitus version, the ringing occurs only from time to time and hardly disturbs in everyday life. But - it may also produce a clear and permanent ringing in the ears and interfere considerably with daily life. Some people with tinnitus experience sleep disturbances and concentration problems, even suffer from depression.
What causes tinnitus?
There are many different sources that may cause tinnitus, such as prolonged exposure to high levels of noise in a discotheque or a blast trauma caused by a gunshot at close range. In some cases, middle and inner ear infections or a plug of earwax blocking the ear canal can also lead to recurring ringing in the ears. Hearing loss may also be accompanied by tinnitus. Stress and psychological strain are other possible causes. In most people, however, the cause of the permanent ringing in the ears cannot be determined. A medical examination of those affected, e.g. by an ENT doctor, is necessary; only then may illness-related and physical causes, e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, be ruled out.
May tinnitus be cured?
Tinnitus is not a disease and therefore is not curable, but the diseases that trigger the ringing in the ears are. They may disappear on their own after an indefinite period of time. It is also possible to compensate for the ringing in the ears, e.g. with a noiser.
Are there ways to prevent tinnitus?
Noise and banging are causes of tinnitus that everyone can protect himself from. Using hearing protection is a preventive measure.