Tinnitus affects 4 million Spaniards

Written by: Dr. Alejandro Harguindey Antolí-Candela
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

The tinnitus is a strange hum or noise in the ear that does not have an origin outside and only hear the patient. It is also known as tinnitus and currently affects four million people in Spain. In addition, more than 16 million Spaniards have suffered tinnitus at some point in their lives, but only 1% has suffered gravely.


What consequences have tinnitus?

According to the Association of People Affected by Tinnitus (APAT), more than half of those afflicted by tinnitus often suffer from anxiety, insomnia, depression or stress.


Josep Boronat, president of APAT said that these people "often feel lonely and think others do not understand them or do not take seriously. To this should be added that the diagnosis of this disorder is often complicated and there is not much information about this health problem. "


What causes tinnitus?

The causes of tinnitus are different. From bruxism and neck problems to poor health habits or other pathologies. Currently tinnitus treatments will improve the quality of life of patients, since there is no solution that will make the inconvenience disappear completely.

When this symptom occurs it is best to go to an audiologist .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alejandro Harguindey Antolí-Candela

Dr. Harguindey Antolí-Candela is a renowned otorhinolaryngologist Director of the Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Institute of Madrid since 2002. He is also the coordinator of this specialty service at HM Hospitales. He is a collaborating professor at the Medical Sciences Department of the San Pablo University. The Doctor is a Bronze Medal of the Spanish Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervical-Facial Pathology (SEORL). He has participated in congresses and courses at national and international level, and is a co-author of book chapters. He has also published in specialty magazines nationally and internationally.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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