Problem

Tinnitus

Other Names:
Head noise
Ringing in ear
Nature:

This hearing disorder is characterized by ringing or whistling in the ear, or a succession of notes, almost like music. A common cause is over-exposure to sudden or continuous loud noise resulting in damage to the part of the inner ear concerned with hearing -- often the cochlea. The brain interprets the malfunction as a sound. Related or aggravating conditions may be due to poor blood circulation, lack of vitamin B (essential for the nervous system), cervical osteoarthritis, deafness caused by quinine or aspirin, Meniere's disease or a tumour in the ear.

 

Incidence:

It is estimates that one in six adults suffers from tinnitus at some point in their lives.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Date of last update
09.04.2019 – 14:02 CEST