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Social responsibility


Support Program for Patients with Hyperacusis and Tinnitus


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PAZ is an innovative initiative that has been offered to society for 10 years by the Medical Center of Bahiana Health, through the Unified Health System (SUS). The service is coordinated by its creator, the otorhinolaryngologist Dr. Clarice Saba, a national reference in the subject.

It seems something common, but many people are unaware of the causes and specificities of tinnitus, which is the perception of sounds in the absence of a physical sound source. Unlike what many people think, it is a symptom, not a disease. It can be caused by a number of factors, such as:

· partial hearing loss;
· anatomical and myofunctional conditions of the face and dental arch;
· posture;
· chemical and metabolic factors associated with diseases, blood disorders and diet.

Given the variety of possible causes, PAZ offers the community a multidisciplinary service. After initial and audiological evaluation, laboratory and imaging tests, the otolaryngologist can refer the patient to professionals from different specialties – internal medicine, gastroenterologist, dentist and orthodontist, nutritionist, psychologist, endocrinologist, cardiologist or physiotherapist.

Be aware, because tinnitus can be an alert for decompensation of metabolic diseases of great impact, such as: hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, etc.

Therefore, its treatment is essential for improving the population's quality of life indices.