Tinnitus can arrive without warning and disappear again, or it can be more chronic.
In addition to the persistent noise you hear, you may also suffer stress, sleep problems, anxiety or depression – all of which can make your tinnitus worse, a sort of vicious cycle.
That’s why it’s important to talk to a hearing care professional so you can manage your tinnitus.
When tinnitus is unexpected and unwelcomed, it can lead to a negative reaction to the tinnitus. This can create a vicious cycle. When tinnitus is perceived, it can prompt emotions, including frustration, fear, unhappiness, etc. These can, in turn, cause physical reactions such as anxiety and stress. This reinforces the tinnitus and perpetuates the cycle.
How to break the cycle:
1. Initial appereance of tinnitus
2. Increased awareness of tinnitus
3. Negative reaction
4. Increased attention to tinnitus
5. Chronic tinnitus
6. Tinnitus management
Sound therapy with specialized background noise can also help.