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

Treating Tinnitus with Hyperbaric Oxygenation

Author(s): D. Bohmer

Hyperbaric Oxygenation permits a controlled increase of the partial oxygen pressure in the blood. This technique can be used in cases of tinnitus and sudden deafness when the development in the inner ear and the brain lead to a lack of oxygen and so to a limited energy provision. The results to date allow the recommendation to apply an oxygen high pressure therapy when standard treatments have failed. One can work on an improvement rate of 60- 65% with tinnitus. HBO therapy should start as soon as possible. Especially in cases of sudden deafness the success depends on a speedy application of HBO. The HBO therapy broadens the spectrum of treatment possibilities for tinnitus and sudden deafness.

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