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Quiet in your ears

There are different forms of tinnitus. Chronic ringing in the ears can often be reduced, but not yet cured. © weyo/
Those who suffer from chronic tinnitus hear noises that originate in their brain. This is where the search for an effective therapy begins.


It buzzes, hisses, beeps or rings: Almost everyone is familiar with annoying noises in the ear, medically known as tinnitus. Most of them disappear after a short time. An estimated 5 to 15 percent of all adults worldwide suffer from it for a long time or permanently.

Tinnitus often occurs as a result of noise – after a loud bang or very loud sound – which has damaged the sensory cells of the cochlea in the inner ear. But there are


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