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Any relationship between anxiety and tinnitus?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, no, maybe

It 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.

In brief: Yes, no, maybe

It 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.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not clear

This is not clear. There is some speculation that medications used for anxiety can help tinnitis, but the research data supporting this is weak to non-existant.
Anxiety and tension certainly can make tinnitus more bothersome.

In brief: Not clear

This is not clear. There is some speculation that medications used for anxiety can help tinnitis, but the research data supporting this is weak to non-existant.
Anxiety and tension certainly can make tinnitus more bothersome.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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