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Tinnitus centre

Prof. Dr. med. Birgit Mazurek
otolaryngology, audiology, tinnitus

About the department

The Tinnitus centre at the University Hospital Charite Berlin specialises in medical help for people with tinnitus and its complications. In addition, the German Foundation Tinnitus & Hearing Charite was established at the unit, contributing to public education and research. The professional team ensures high-quality and interdisciplinary care with the help of close cooperation with physiotherapists and specialists in internal medicine, psychology and psychosomatics. Moreover, the clinic conducts numerous research in tight connection with the research laboratory of the clinic for ENT in the University Hospital Charite Berlin. Clinical research in psychology is also carried out on the department's basis. Furthermore, the tinnitus centre cooperates with international universities, including those in the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, etc. It is worth saying that the chairwoman of the unit was a president of world congresses in otorhinolaryngology. 

The medical focus of the department lies in improving the quality of life in patients with chronic tinnitus. Therefore, special attention is paid to psychological and emotional disorders in such people. Moreover, experienced doctors provide a detailed individual diagnosis of each case.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostics:

  • ENT medical examination
  • Psychosomatic Screening
  • Tone and Speech Audiogram
  • Tinnitus determination (frequency, loudness, masking, sensation level)
  • Uncomfortable Threshold Determination
  • Impedance check and stapedius reflexes
  • Brainstem Audiometry
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Vestibular test
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Tinnitus questionnaire according to Goebel and Hiller
  • Psychometric tests 

Tinnitus treatment:

  • Medical education and advice
  • Multimodal tinnitus-specific cognitive behavioural therapy 
  • Psychosomatic diagnostics and therapy
  • Further outpatient psychotherapy
  • Adjustment of hearing and intoxication devices
  • Relaxation procedures
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1988-1989 Preliminary internship, surgery, Schwerin Clinic
  • 1989-1995 Study of human medicine, University of Rostock
  • 1995-1997 Doctor in an internship at the ENT clinic of the Charite, Medical faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • 1997 Approbation

Experience

  • Since 1995 Doctor at the ENT clinic of the Charite, Medical faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • Since 2001 Specialist at the ENT clinic of the Charite, Medical faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • Since 2001 Director of the tinnitus center of the ENT clinic at Charite University Hospital Berlin
  • Since 2004 Director of the Molecular Biology Research Laboratory ENT Clinic of the Charite University Hospital Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2014 President of the XI Tinnitus World Congress
  • 2018 President of the 55th Inner Ear Biology Congress
  • Chairwoman of the Foundation Tinnitus and Hearing Centre
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