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Tinnitus, torture in the form of a ringing sound

This constant noise can lead to problems such as sleep disorders, anxiety or depression, so it is essential to consult hearing experts such as Sontec to assess the situation and seek treatment

Tinnitus are very annoying sounds that are heard within the hear that are not caused by an external source. They generally consist of buzzing, ringing or low or high-pitched noises that can be heard temporarily or chronically and worsen when the sufferer is surrounded by complete silence.

This problem, which is not very well-known by the population in general, affects around four million Spaniards, according to the Spanish Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (SEORL-CCC).

Tinnitus cases are usually, though not always, linked to hearing loss and they can also cause severe problems such as sleep disruption, stress, anxiety or depression.

However, as experts explain, tinnitus is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of other ear pathologies, such as hypoacusis.

Moreover, in the last year this problem has increased due to the pandemic, with several studies linking long COVID and tinnitus. Not surprisingly, a recent study published in the Journal of International Audiology that analysed almost 60 case reports found that 15% of adults with COVID reported tinnitus symptoms.

Therefore, at the first signs of symptoms, it is vital to seek professional help to analyse the situation and determine the appropriate treatment for each patient.

Sontec Hearing Centres have the latest technology in electromedical equipment and testing and evaluation procedures.

This independent clinic located in Fuengirola provides answers to all problems related to hearing ability thanks to professional and personalised attention and the most advanced technology.

When it comes to hearing aids, SONTEC works with different leading hearing aid brands worldwide such as GN Resound, Widex, Oticon, Coselgi, Phonak, Bernafone, among many others.

In addition, the centre has highly qualified audiologists and audiology professionals, registered in Spain and the United Kingdom, who are responsible for attending to and caring for all their clients' hearing health needs.

They also work together with the Junta de Andalucía and the Andalusian Health Service, as well as with several organisations in the UK.

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Calle Hermanos Pinzón 4, Edificio Florida II, Local 9ºA, Fuengirola.

Telephone 952 667 402.