Tinnitus, a problem to consider

Written by: Dr. Alejandro Harguindey Antolí-Candela
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Poor care of your ears may cause medium or long term hearing problems. But short term, for example, if we stay for a few hours exposed to loud sounds like a music concert, in or near a speaker nightclub.


What is tinnitus?

oreja_acufenos This exposure can provoke a ringing in the hours after its conclusion. This perception of head noises not originating from any external source, and may occur in one or both ears, it is what is known as tinnitus or tinnitus. Generally usually it disappears with the passing hours, but when this condition is chronic, causing the person who suffers listen to 24 hours a buzzing or ringing in your ears, rest properly or prevents normal life. In these cases, the patient should contact an otolaryngologist in order to get a proper diagnosis.


What are the causes of tinnitus?

The causes of their appearance are varied, but generally usually occurs due to exposure to loud noise over long periods of time. Some medications or diseases, stress or head injury can also cause this condition.


What consequences have tinnitus?

As for the consequences of suffering from tinnitus, usually people who suffer experiencing psychological problems, but also physical and social being unable to rest properly. The fact that the sound you hear in your ears becomes so intense just triggering other diseases also difficulty concentrating on any task can be sapping your energy. Why we not recommend prolonged exposure to sounds that exceed 60 decibels or for more than one hour.

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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.

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