What is Tinnitus (tinnitus)?



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Another word for tinnitus is tinnitus. The medical term for tinnitus is: "tinnitus aurium. Almost everyone has experienced short-term tinnitus. For some, the tinnitus is almost continuous and so bothersome that one's daily activities are hindered. Now you know what the word Tinnitus means, but what exactly is Tinnitus?

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is hearing sounds in one or two ears that do not come from outside. It can be different types of sounds, continuous or alternating, loud or soft. Below is an overview of perceived tinnitus.

Examples of perceived tinnitus sounds:

  • low or high beep (one or more)
  • murmur or hiss
  • sound of stream flowing
  • sound of the wind through the trees
  • sound of electricity wires

How common is Tinnitus?

According to research, tinnitus occurs in about 10 to 15% of adults in Belgium, according to the UZA.

What are the causes of Tinnitus?

Tinnitus, or tinnitus, can have multiple causes. Some examples that tinnitus causes:

  1. Prolonged exposure to noise
  2. Stress
  3. Abnormalities of the hearing organ, brain or jaw joint
  4. Side effect of another condition
  5. Side effect of medication

Surely, prolonged exposure to noise is the culprit of tinnitus in most cases. Too much noise occurs in a variety of occupations. From construction to hospitals and even in education. Wondering how loud your profession is? Then check out this knowledge article.

How do you prevent tinnitus?

Tinnitus, as described above, is caused in most cases by exposure to too much noise. Thus, it is very important to avoid the effects of noise as much as possible.


You can prevent noise trauma by using otoplastics, for example, to protect your ears. In this way, you protect your ears not only from tinnitus, but also from permanent hearing damage. Tinnitus caused by other conditions is difficult to prevent. Do you also suffer from prolonged exposure to noise at work? Then don't wait any longer and protect your ears with our custom-made earplugs.

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