... Tinnitus is the term used to describe any kind of ear or head noise. One out of six
people report some kind of tinnitus. Common forms include high pitch tones, ocean
roar, seashell hiss, white noise, or a buzz.
Tinnitus is not a disease in and of itself, but a symptom of some underlying disease
or d ...
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... 1. What are the three main sections of the ear?
2. Describe the function of each part of the outer ear: auricle, external
auditory canal, hairs and wax, and tympanic membrane.
3. What are the auditory ossicles?
4. What does the Eustachian tube do?
5. Describe the labyrinth.
6. Describe the shape and ...
... Tinnitus = ear ringing
• Objective ( vessels anomalie,
dysfunction of middle ear )
6 February 2015 - MyokinEast.com
... This noise in my ears is driving me to distraction! It seems never to end. It’s loud and soft, in one or both
ears, and it changes from ringing to clicking to hissing or buzzing, and even to roaring. It’s especially
annoying because nobody can hear it except me, even the doctor.
Sometimes it’s so ba ...
... In the form of repetitive voices or musical themes, auditory hallucinations are usually reported by the
elderly, psychiatric patients or by subjects suffering from chronic alcoholism.
... paraauditory structures which may be heard by
• Subjective tinnitus – sound is only perceived by
the patient (most common)
... Tinnitus (Noise in the Ears)
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or
ringing in the ears when there is no
outside sound. It is very common,
affecting about 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus is
a symptom of many ear disorders rather
than being a disease in itself. Most
commonly it is associated with hearing
DSPT - Acquired deafness
... Limbic system - giving each sound an ‘emotional
label’ – tuning in to significant sounds
Autonomic nervous system - getting the body ready
Subconscious filters in the auditory pathway between ear
and brain enhance or suppress the signal – we
unconsciously block them out if not importa ...
Tinnitus (/ˈtɪnɪtəs/ or /tɪˈnaɪtəs/) is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present. While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss or roaring. Rarely, unclear voices or music are heard. The sound may be soft or loud, low pitched or high pitched and appear to be coming from one ear or both. Most of the time, it comes on gradually. In some people, the sound causes depression, anxiety or interferes with concentration.Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom that can result from a number of underlying causes. One of the most common causes is noise-induced hearing loss. Other causes include: ear infections, disease of the heart or blood vessels, Meniere's disease, brain tumors, exposure to certain medications, a previous head injury and earwax. It is more common in those with depression.The diagnosis is usually based on the person's description. Occasionally, the sound may be heard by someone else using a stethoscope: in which case, it is known as objective tinnitus. A number of questionnaires exist that assess how much tinnitus is interfering with a person's life. People should have an audiogram and neurological exam as part of the diagnosis. If certain problems are found, medical imaging such as with MRI may be recommended. Those who have tinnitus that occurs with the same rhythm as their heartbeat also need further testing.Prevention involves avoiding loud noise. If there is an underlying cause, treating it may lead to improvements. Otherwise, typically, management involves talk therapy. Sound generators or hearing aids may help some. As of 2013, there are no effective medications. It is common, affecting about 10-15% of people. Most, however, tolerate it well with its being a significant problem in only 1-2% of people. The word tinnitus is from the Latin tinnīre which means ""to ring"".