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According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
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University Hospital Ulm

University Hospital Ulm

Overall rating8.7 / 10
The University Hospital Ulm is an advanced medical complex that provides patients with high-class medical care using the very latest scientific achievements. The medical facility has been performing successful clinical activities for more than 40 years and has long earned an excellent reputation throughout Europe. The hospital r
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According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
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According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
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According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
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University Hospital Jena

University Hospital Jena

Overall rating8.9 / 10
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
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According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
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According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
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According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
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University Hospital Bonn

University Hospital Bonn

Overall rating9.2 / 10
According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
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According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
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According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
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According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
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The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
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The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
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According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
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About the disease

Tinnitus is characterized by an almost constant ringing in the ears. In some cases, suffers may hear noises instead of ringing. According to Mayo Clinic, this condition affects 1 out of 5 people at some point in their life. Tinnitus is always a secondary condition that indicates another problem. 

As we grow older, the structure of the inner ear develops age-related changes that can cause tinnitus. People older than 65 years are more commonly affected by tinnitus than any other age group. In young people, tinnitus can develop as a result of trauma or injury. People who are exposed to loud noises all the time, such as DJs and factory workers, are at risk of developing tinnitus. Smokers and high blood pressure patients are also in the high risk group.

Ringing usually resolves on its own after some time or subsides after successful treatment of a head injury. In some cases, ringing may be heard only occasionally, if the individual is experiencing problems with their circulatory system, for example. Some people may hear ringing when standing up abruptly or moving quickly. A person with a disorder of the circulatory system may hear ringing when waking up or going to sleep.

There are two main types of tinnitus: subjective and objective. In the first type, only the patient can hear the ringing inside their head, even though there is nothing near them making a sound. The auditory nerve sends the wrong signals to the brain, which interprets them as ringing or a roaring sound. In the second type of tinnitus, the doctor can also hear the ringing during a general examination. This is an indicator of problems with either the blood vessels or the middle ear. Ringing can become noticeable as a result of an infection and it should disappear again once the infection is treated.

In severe cases, an individual may hear ringing all the time. It is then a serious problem of the circulatory system and needs to be treated as soon as possible, to avoid complications. Sometimes, ringing in the ear can be an indicator of a head tumor, which creates pressure on the ear. If severe headaches accompany the constant or frequent sound of ringing in the ears, it is advisable to get checked over by a doctor.

Symptoms

  • Ringing in the ear
  • Ringing may become louder upon sudden movements
  • Ringing may be accompanied by vertigo
  • Hissing sounds
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Pain in the ear, in some cases
  • Nausea, in rare cases

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will examine the patient’s ear to determine whether an infection could be causing the ringing.
  • The doctor will also ask if the patient has suffered from any ear infections in the past, which could have resulted in tinnitus.
  • The doctor will ask the patient if the ringing is more noticeable at a specific time or if it is constant. The patient may be asked to stand up abruptly and do some exercise to find out if physical activity has an effect on the ringing.
  • An audiological exam measures hearing by directing sound waves to each of the patient’s ears via headphones. The sound waves are played quietly, becoming steadily louder; the earlier the patient hears the sound wave, the better their hearing is.
  • Imaging tests may be used if there is suspicion of a tumor or aneurysm.

Treatment

  • Treatment of tinnitus depends on its cause. Eliminating the cause of the ringing can often be enough to cure the patient.
  • For various infections and ear diseases, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics and ear drops.
  • High blood pressure and an abnormal heartbeat can be treated by beta-blockers or an implanted cardiac defibrillator.
  • An aneurysm or tumor would need to be surgically removed for the patient’s general wellbeing; it would also eliminate pressure on the ear, thereby making the ringing go away.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed