The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Tinnitology, a Search for a Modern Identity of Tinnitus

Author(s): Claus-Frenz Claussen

The evolution oftinnitus research now in progress is considered to embody three components: a) verbal; b) morphological and c) neurootological functional approaches. However, modern functional analysis tries to convert numerical data of function into graphs. Thus we have the possibility to graph our minds. Tinnitus is a basic experience of a sensory disorder. In the years 25 to 35 A.D., the Roman Encyclopedist, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, wrote his encyclopedia on human and veterinary diseases. In this book, the chapter on ear diseases mentions the symptom of tinnitus; however, it is only a verbal description. Tinnitus is described as a ringing or buzzing noise in the ears 2000 years ago and medical experts could only speculate about this subjective symptom.

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