...is a complex and  dynamic symptom of the auditory system.  It is generated by at least one of five main disorders. (Shown in colour-circles - explanation below). Inner ear (cochlea), auditory cortex and lower brain areas, somatic dysfunction of TMJ and vertebral column, endolymphatic pressure (Menière´s disease) or external influences from the environment create  a dysbalance and/or hyperactivity  in the auditory system, that is perceived as a ringing or hissing sound.



The disorders in particular:

           OTIC DISORDERS - (treatment)

  • Middle ear dysfunctions (ear drum, ossicles, middle ear muscles) 
  • Inner and outer hair cells dysfunction 
  • Imbalances of nutritive structures in the ear
  • Blood vessel, viscosity and metabolite disorders



  • Tinnitus-Sensibilization
  • Chronic disstress syndrome
  • Posttraumatic disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Metabolic and degenerative factors

         SOMATOSENSORY DISORDERS - (treatment)

  • TMJ and masticator dysfunction
  • Teeth malocclusion or inflammtion
  • C0/1 area and vertebral column dysfunction
  • Cranio-sacral disorders
  • Cranial nerve (brain stem) irritation

          ENDOLYMPHATIC DISORDERS - (treatment)

  • Chronic inflammatory process of the head
  • Cranio-sacral dysfunction
  • Immunological disorder



  • Sick building syndrome
  • Electromagnetic smog
  • Medication
  • Nutritives/Toxins

We describe acute (0-3 months), subacute (3-6 months) and chronic (> 6 months) forms of tinnitus perception. If secondary reactions to the perception of tinnitus causes emotional reactions with symptoms in the autonomic nervous system, a person is challenged to compensate this influence in life. If the experience of every day life becomes unbearable and it is difficult to work a job, we speak of decompensated forms of tinnitus. A decompensated situation represents a second disorder of psychic nature, that does require specific treatment.

Most importantly, we need to understand, that tinnitus is always the symptom, which belongs to a disorder, never is the disorder itself however.