If you hear buzzing, whistling, water noises, wind, pressure cooker, motor ... you probably have tinnitus problems. People who suffer from it hear noises in the ears that can occur regularly, becoming a source of discomfort, even a real handicap.
Tinnitus is an affection of the ear resulting in an incessant background noise heard by the patient. They are more or less well tolerated according to their intensity, depending on whether they are felt at night, while lying down, or during the day, during working hours ...
Tinnitus can sometimes be pulsatile, synchronous pulse. They can be chronic, permanent or intermittent and variable in time. They are bilateral or unilateral and are sometimes accompanied by vertigo, headaches: the associated signs are variable according to their origin.
The ear is composed of 3 compartments: the outer ear which corresponds to the external auditory canal, the middle ear separated from the previous by the tympanum and which contains the ossicles, in communication with the nose by the Eustachian tube; the third compartment is the inner ear, located in the temporal bone, it includes the vestibule and the cochlea and participates in the balance of the body.
The persistence of tinnitus causes more or less discomfort causing the patient to consult.