5 – 6% of adults complain about excruciating tinnitus.
First of all, the tinnitus must be given a sound medical clarification.
Tinnitus can be a symptom of stress.
However, it can also be a manifestation of a serious brain disorder such as a (cerebellopontine) angle tumour, a cerebral inflammation, a vascular malformation, another kind of tumour or a circulatory disorder.
Every course of tinnitus therapy should be preceded by a solid neurological diagnosis, including the neurological examination of the evoked responses (cf. Evoked responses), directional and transcranial Doppler ultrasonography and EEG.
If no neurological cause is found and the clarification from the viewpoint of the associated specialised medical fields also provides no indication of a chronic organic cause of the tinnitus, a host of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic measures are necessary to avoid the secondary development of so-called depressive adjustment disorders.
According to prevailing orthodox medical clarification, therapeutic treatment of the chronic non-organic tinnitus syndrome involves an integration of orthodox medical methods and physiatric insights, and is often based on the experience of traditional Chinese medicine (cf. Traditional Chinese medicine).
The diagnosis and treatment of every individual tinnitus patient must take account of his individuality.
Our surgery cooperates with leading tinnitus psychotherapists. In addition, modern relaxation procedures, bio feedback procedures, forms of psychotherapy relating to depth psychology and behavioural psychology, acupuncture procedures and individual stress management are indicated just as frequently as orthodox treatment methods.