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Can tinnitus drive you crazy?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rarely

The goal of all tinnitus treatment is to have it become a neutral sound.
The brain does not pay attention to stimuli that are felt to be unimportant. Most tinnitus patients spend the majority of their lives "not hearing it." for these patients tinnitus is only occasionally annoying. A few patients are so consumed by the sound that they spend huge energy obsessing about it - they do very poorly.

In brief: Rarely

The goal of all tinnitus treatment is to have it become a neutral sound.
The brain does not pay attention to stimuli that are felt to be unimportant. Most tinnitus patients spend the majority of their lives "not hearing it." for these patients tinnitus is only occasionally annoying. A few patients are so consumed by the sound that they spend huge energy obsessing about it - they do very poorly.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Yes

In a small number of people, the inability to adapt to tinnitus can drive them "crazy.
" tinnitus retraining therapy can be helpful in those situations.

In brief: Yes

In a small number of people, the inability to adapt to tinnitus can drive them "crazy.
" tinnitus retraining therapy can be helpful in those situations.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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