is a ringing, hissing, whistling or perception of sounds in the ears that only the victim hears. While this is a problem occurring predominantly in the elderly population, it does not avoid younger people who suffer from it as well. It is not considered a disease, but rather a symptom, which is concomitant with certain diseases, but in most cases, the cause is unknown.
It is assumed that up to 30% of people over the age of 65 suffer from these difficulties. Tinnitus is two times more common in people with hearing impairment, but it may also occur in people without hearing problems. It is considered a pathological symptom if the person experiences tinnitus continuously for more than 10 minutes during the day
Types of Tinnitus
is an unhealthy perception of sounds independent from an external source. Tinnitus has an irregular frequency. In this case, the malfunction occurs in the hair cells of the cochlea (in the inner ear).
originates due to a malfunction of the vascular supply of the ear, or its surroundings (oppression of the arterial vasculature, the emergence of arteriovenous clutch, etc.).
How does HBOT help in the treatment of tinnitus?
According to expert studies and publications, the therapy in hyperbaric chamber is very effective for tinnitus originating from insufficient blood circulation in the inner ear and from insufficient oxygenation. The oxygen delivered to the organism under conditions of increased pressure is able to better penetrate the affected area of the inner ear, and after a few sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, the tinnitus usually subsides.
Therapy in a hyperbaric chamber is safe, with no side effects and can be considered the treatment of first choice.