Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ear, a common problem that afflicts one in five people. It's not considered a condition itself but rather is a symptom of an underlying condition though usually not a serious one.
Presentation[edit | edit source]
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
- 2001, In a Belgian study, 48.5% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 52.1% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported tinnitus.
- As of 15th May 2018, 78% of 92 members of the patient forum, Science for ME, reported suffering from tinnitus.
Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
Possible causes[edit | edit source]
- cardiovascular problems
- certain medications
- ear damage or injury
- hearing loss
- potassium channels and channelopathy
Potential treatments[edit | edit source]
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Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Tinnitus - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved Jul 10, 2019.
- De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 2001). "A definition‐based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 250 (3): 234–240. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x.
- Science for ME poll
- "Scientists find mechanism that causes noise-induced tinnitus and drug that can prevent it". ScienceDaily. May 27, 2013. Retrieved Jul 10, 2019.