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About Tinnitus

Tinnitus describes a condition where a noise is heard in the ears or head. It is frequently described as a ringing, buzzing, humming or hissing sound which cannot be heard by others.

It is a relatively common phenomenon affecting 17% of the general population and about 33% of the elderly.

Tinnitus is an attempt by the brain to correct an imbalance in the nerve activity of the auditory system. It is therefore part of normal functioning and is neither a disease nor a pathology that requires a cure.

Tinnitus can be annoying, distressing and disruptive. These emotions arise from a rewiring in the brain as a result of a negative or fearful attitude to the tinnitus. This will often result in constant awareness of the tinnitus, difficulty distracting self away from the tinnitus, disruption of sleep patterns and an inability to enjoy quiet recreational activities or relaxing. Its effect can range from being mildly irritating to being totally devastating and even debilitating.