Tinnitus is caused, for instance, by acute hearing loss, chronic blockade of the first cervical vertebra, stress, but also as a result of anemia or a lack of trace elements. Often tinnitus means also a significant decrease in quality of life for the affected person.
The differentation of the pulsatile tinnitus from the other types is important because it indicates an arteriovenous vessel malformation, a dural arteriovenous fistula. Due to this fact it is curable by neurointerventional treatments.
In all other cases, comprehensive interdisciplinary differential diagnostics and therapy development are crucial.