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does anxiety cause permanent tinnitus?

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Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tinnitus and Anxiety: Anxiety can make anything seem worse but it's unlikely to be the primary cause of ear ringing. Make an appointment with an ENT to check it out.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: Not likely. Could be effects of medications. Best to consult your doctor for workup.
Answered on Aug 23, 2012
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: I agree with dr. Ali that is not likely that anxiety would cause permanent tinnitus. However, tinnitus can be very painful emotionally, and the anxiety resulting from experiencing tinnitus can increase its intensity. If the tinnitus is severe, start with your primary care physician to clarify issues regarding medications as dr. Ally states, however you may need to see and otologist for definitive answer. Good luck.
Answered on Aug 23, 2012

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Anxiety: Yes, likely. Also could be effects of medications. Best to consult your doctor.
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