Dr. phil. Franco Arnold
Tinnitus refers to all types of ear or head noise. The pathological hypersensitivity to noise is called hyperacusis. Audible noises are perceived as too loud and uncomfortable, or even painful at relatively moderate intensity. 30-40% of those affected by tinnitus also suffer from hyperacusis.
Each tinnitus requires a medical examination. Rarely is tinnitus a symptom of an organic disease of the central hearing pathway.
Decompensated tinnitus is a psychosomatic disease, as mental illnesses and physical problems accompany social impairments.
Symptoms of tinnitus
«We assume that about 10 percent of the population are aware of tinnitus phenomena, 4 to 5 percent have ear noises all the time, 1 percent of the population is severely affected by tinnitus.»
Dr. med. Rahul Gupta, Chief Physician Special Psychiatry
Help with your tinnitus
Successful treatment is only possible with a multimodal therapy approach. In addition to a detailed medical ENT-examination and consultation, various psychotherapeutic, physiotherapeutic and, if necessary, also drug treatment approaches are used.
To find a more favourable, at best, sensible and creative approach to the symptoms, a subjective concept of illness is first developed. The concept allows the understanding of emotional and physical connections and reduces the feeling of one's own helplessness towards these symptoms. Experience of self-efficacy and self-care play a central role here.
Treatment & Therapies
Your tinnitus treatment and therapy are based on the jointly developed treatment plan and include a selection from the following selection.