The word tinnitus is derived from the Latin “tinnire” and means ringing. It signifies any kind of ear- or head noise. One distinguishes between:
- Objective tinnitus: the source of sound (e.g. blood flow with vascular anomaly) is inside the body
- Subjective tinnitus: only the person affected can perceive the ear noises, since there is no other internal source of sound. Severe neck muscle and throat tension, reduced mobility or blockage of the upper head joint, jaw disfunction, tension of facial muscles or tension of nerve structures are frequently responsible for tinnitus.
- Depending on its duration tinnitus is divided into three categories: acute (up to three months), subacute (three to twelve months) and chronic (12 months and more).
With physiotherapy, cranio sacral therapy and manual therapy tinnitus can sometimes be healed completely or reduced partielly. A careful assessment of your condition by an ear, nose and throat specialist will help decide on the appropriate treatment.