It is assumed that up to 30% of people over the age of 65 suffer from these difficulties. Ear murmur occurs twice more often in people with hearing impairment, but can also occur in well hearing people. It is considered an illness symptom if during the day a person is feeling tinnitus for more than 10 minutes.
Types of tinnitus
Subjective tinnitus is an unhealthy perception of sound independently of external source. Roar in the ear is irregular in nature. In this case, there is a disorder in the hair cells in the cochlea (in the part of the inner ear).
Objective tinnitus arises due to a disturbed vascular supply to the ear or its surroundings (arterial pressure suppression, arterio-venous clutch formation, etc.)
How is the hyperbaric chamber helping in treating Tinnitus?
According to expert studies and publications, in the tinnitus caused by inadequate repletion of the inner ear and insufficient oxygenation, hyperbaric chamber therapy is very effective. Oxygen delivered to the body under conditions with heightened pressure penetrates better into the affected ear of the inner ear, and after several sessions in the pressure chamber, tinnitus usually stops.
Hyperbaric chamber therapy is safe, without side effects, and might be considered as the first choice therapy.
The HBO facility is made up of a 12-digit pressure chamber of the HAUX-STARMED 2200 / 5.5 / XL type of the German manufacturer HAUX-Life Support, GmbH with additional 2 places in the pre-chamber. It is possible to treat a patient on the bed in the chamber.The maximum operating pressure of the chamber is 5 bar (6.5 ATA). Standard features include built-in fully automatic fire extinguishers, patient audio / video monitoring, air conditioning, computer / manual exposure control,% saturation O2%, chamber atmosphere O2% aspiration. A storage chamber tunnel is part of the chamber. The chamber is filled with air (pressurized) (not 100% oxygen as in 1-chamber chambers). 100% of medical oxygen is inhaled by patients through closed masks.
- Capacity for 12 people
- Max. Operating pressure 5 bar
- Filling with atmospheric air
- Patient Audio / Video Surveillance
- automatic exposure control
- Measurement of the percentage of oxygen saturation and the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere of the chamber
- Inhalation of medical oxygen through closed masks
- audio and video system for the patient
- integrated fire extinguisher