Tinnitus

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The Tinnitus experienced by a large percentage of Superficial Siderosis patients points to a disorder of the cochleovestibular system and the neurodegeneration of the eighth cranial nerve. Commonly linked with Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Superficial Siderosis patients may experience multiple tone patterns such as high-pitched ringing, swooshing, chains clinking, chirping or buzzing intermittently or in some cases continuously.

This abnormal auditory sensory perception can be a horribly challenging problem for those who are sufferers and has a very negative impact on the quality of life. Audiologists struggle to help Superficial Siderosis patients find relief from the sounds they are hearing in their head. A number of patients who have a 100% hearing loss in either one or both ears will report they are still tormented by tinnitus. White noise will be an ineffective masking tool for this patient group. Depression, fatigue, and stress is known to increase the intensity of tinnitus.

There is no cure or proven medications for tinnitus.

 

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Source: British Tinnitus Association

 

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