Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a disturbing noise perceived by the affected person, but not by others. It means hearing sounds that are originating not from outside but from inside the body. The condition is described often by a ringing sound even if the patient can hear several sounds including whistling, hissing, humming, grinding, and buzzing. Some patients can have pulsatile tinnitus when the noises they hear beat in rhythm with their pulse. Other people can hear noises similar to singing or music.
Ringing in the ears, also called tinnitus, is a constant or pulsating, disturbing noise that is perceived by the affected person, but not by other people around. Tinnitus is often brief and severe (acute). When it occurs for a long duration of time it is referred to as chronic tinnitus.
Tinnitus is very common. It can emerge as a result of loud noise (music, artillery fire), certain medications, hearing loss in the elderly, problems with the jaw’s temporomandibular joint, or because of overwhelming stress. Those with tinnitus perceive a disturbing, whistling or humming noise in their ears. In many cases, troubles to sleep, weakness of concentration, and partial impairment of hearing may also occur and compromise quality of life.
Tinnitus is rarely caused by a tumor of the acoustic nerve or vascular problems, which can be resolved by operation. For this reason it’s recommended that you see a specialist for clarification. In the case of a short-term occurrence it’s recommended that you keep calm and wait until the next morning. If it is still present in the morning, make an appointment with your doctor, and if necessary, seek treatment. Quiet and relaxation are generally beneficial. Medication is an option. Cortisone and substances that promote blood circulation can achieve an alleviation of complaints. Treatment could be difficult and may not cure tinnitus.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
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Enter your present medical symptoms.
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