The medical term for that humming in an ear (or both) is acfeno or tinnitus. Luckyly documented cases of acfenos caused by psychiatric affections do not exist, reason why it is very improbable that humming ends up transforming itself into ” voices within cabeza”. It is not common either that tinnitus is associated to cerebral tumors, in fact, the percentage of this affection in patients with tinnitus is very small. One knows that in the majority of the cases of chronic acfeno, the humming or pitido declared by the patients is decreasing its intensity with time, perhaps product of the acostumbramiento or ” reentrenamiento” of the ear to this constant humming. For those patients in whose particular cases tinnitus does not decrease, or that on the contrary, tends to increase its intensity or annoyance, exists (besides the classic treatments) a enmascarador called electronics. The enmascarador is a device very similar to a headset, but that emits a sound that covers or ” enmascara” the humming of acfeno.
The tests and tests in patients who declared to feel ” a humming in odo” they were highly satisfactory. Although the results are always very subjective, a high percentage of the patients who use the enmascarador, declares an important reduction of pitido and therefore a remarkable improvement in their quality of life. For those people in whom him tinnitus is accompanied by a loss of hearing (or rather the loss of hearing is the person in charge of tinnitus), the enmascarador can work jointly with a headset in a same equipment. It is important that whatever sound that is listened to, the patient concurs to the doctor for its diagnosis, since in many cases tinnitus happens by otolgicas affections and in a great number of cases it can be a simple infection of ears that with an antibiotic treatment can be solved and thus also to avoid upheavals majors. There is a well-known but very effective method little that is guaranteed to cause that the acfenos disappear for always.