There is no cure for tinnitus, and many people like Anna suffer from it for years. tinnitus is not a condition in and of itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as hearing loss due to age or exposure to noise, Ménière's disease, high blood pressure, or another drug-related ear disease. We investigated the longitudinal trajectory of the characteristics of tinnitus, the suffering caused by tinnitus, depression and the quality of life of chronic patients in a tertiary tinnitus clinic. Tinnitus disappeared in three chronic patients, suggesting that, although rare, remission is possible even after years of having tinnitus.
Future research should further investigate what factors are associated with tinnitus remission. Our findings should also encourage future research to focus not only on the treatment of tinnitus, but also on interventions to suppress it, since the remission of tinnitus may also be possible in the chronic manifestation of the condition. While tinnitus can be caused by conditions that require medical attention, it is often a condition that is not medically serious. However, the distress and anxiety it produces can often disrupt people's lives.
Because of the negative impact that tinnitus can have on people, it may be useful to learn more about which symptoms are common and benign (not serious) and which require medical attention and interventions. In many cases, tinnitus goes away on its own, regardless of the cause. However, that doesn't mean you have to wait weeks, months, or even years for tinnitus to go away. If tinnitus persists for more than a couple of weeks and negatively affects your quality of life, see an audiologist.
The sooner you seek help, the sooner you can find a treatment protocol to resolve tinnitus. This is especially important if tinnitus increases over time, as this may indicate that you have progressive hearing loss. Most people with tinnitus suffer from subjective tinnitus, which is the perception of sound without the presence of an acoustic stimulus. If you're trying to determine the cause of tinnitus, you may encounter Ménière's disease.
However, other confusing variables, such as sociodemography, coping strategies, life history and personality26, could be of great interest for the longitudinal trajectory of tinnitus. Griest and Bishop16 conducted a 15-year longitudinal study on workers exposed to noise in which the authors identified tinnitus as an early indicator of hearing loss. This protocol served as the basis for selecting clinical data, characteristics of tinnitus and symptoms for review. It is important to evaluate affected patients to determine the potentially modifiable risk factors for severe tinnitus and treat them.
The same considerations apply when interpreting the relationship between comorbidities and distress due to tinnitus. This lack of association in these patients may be due to the relatively large number of patients with mild or mild tinnitus (50%). It has been proposed that the treatment of tinnitus be based on precision medicine, since not all treatments are equally beneficial for patients27.I went to an American Tinnitus Association support group and they referred me to a doctor who specializes in tinnitus. It has been reported that the presence of tinnitus increases progressively with age and affects 5% of people aged 20 to 30 and 12% of people over 60 years of age.
If you think that tinnitus is interfering with your life or causing you significant stress, ask your doctor about your options. A visit to the dentist was the most common treatment requested by patients for tinnitus (32.7%), followed by medications (32.4%) and hearing aids (30.6%), fig. .