What is Tinnitus?

The situation where sound is heard even though there is no sound in the environment is called tinnitus. It is very common in people over the age of 65. This situation occurs especially in diseases of the inner ear. Sometimes it can be temporary and sometimes permanent. Patients state that they hear different types of sounds. While some describe it as buzzing, humming or blowing, others describe it as sounding like a bell.

Causes of Tinnitus

Tinnitus can occur in many different situations that can affect the inner ear. Sometimes more than one reason may be effective in its emergence. Tinnitus is more common in societies living in industrialized and noisy places. Tinnitus occurs most often in older people. Tinnitus may occur in people exposed to noise, in people with various vitamin deficiencies, in people with high cholesterol or problems with thyroid hormone. Tinnitus may occur in blood pressure problems or as a side effect of medications used. Tinnitus may occur when there is a mass in areas close to the inner ear. Temporary or permanent tinnitus may occur in people exposed to loud noise.

tinnitus treatment

Tinnitus Treatment

For patients with tinnitus, treatment is planned according to the underlying cause. Tinnitus can be treated very quickly, depending on the cause. Several causes such as metabolic causes and blood pressure problems can be treated within the scope of tinnitus.

Tinnitus may occur in people over the age of 65 when high-frequency nerve death occurs in the inner ear. Unfortunately, in such patients, existing tinnitus may not be completely eliminated. This is because nerve death is a permanent loss.

If people's tinnitus occurs due to medication use, tinnitus may disappear when the medication is stopped. People may experience tinnitus if they have tumors or vascular anomalies close to the inner ear area. In such cases, surgical treatments can be applied.

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