As reported by the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), nearly 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus to some degree. 12 million of them have some symptoms severe enough to draw the attention of the medical establishment, and about 2 million are so disabled, who are unable to function normally. For these 2 million serious cases, the ability of the person for the job, your relationships with spouse, friends and neighbors are affected and, eventually, the quality of life is significantly reduced.
In severe cases, a constantly ringing, whistles and whispers that can cause anxiety and, finally, depression are heard. He is a frequent and significant long-term problem and that is affecting many people. Think about having a constant hum. Never stops while you are awake (if you can get to sleep), in some cases those irritating sounds can prevent you from sleeping.
There have been many studies linking stress and anxiety as direct causes of temporary joint disorder (TMD). The TMD is very often is a direct cause of tinnitus for several reasons. When the TMD is indeed, tinnitus is often reduced or eliminated. It has also been shown that stress; anxiety and depression sometimes create a change within the brain. Whenever this change occurs at the same time, appears as a kind of physical stimulant, just as if they ototoxic (ear damage) drugs, loud noise, and so on), tinnitus is the result.
Interestingly, other studies wonder;
Is the development of tinnitus is at least partly the result of a high degree of anxiety?
Or maybe tinnitus is anxiogenic (meaning that tinnitus is what causes anxiety)?
This particular issue has been presented differently. It has been compared to a farmer planting crops. Stress, depression, panic disorder, anxiety are like the fertilized soil. A farmer planting crops is very similar to some of the physical causes of tinnitus. The plants of agricultural crops and crops grow and flourish in the fertilized soil, but fertile soil, just only last a short period of time.
People with anxiety and other emotional disorders can have “planted” tinnitus in his brain. The volume of this tinnitus grows increasingly. The brain is aware of this noise and initially dislikes. Later, when the brain gets used to have the noise around you, think it is necessary for survival and goes in search of it automatically when it is not there. The brain does not believe that tinnitus is “good”, it simply becomes a matter of survival and a “sound loop” is created in the brain that keeps the tinnitus there.