How Tinnitus Affects Lives

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According to the British Tinnitus Association, 1 in 10 people with persistent tinnitus will find it has a significant impact on their quality of life.


Tinnitus is a very real problem for those whose life it disrupts. It can cause cause stress and irritability, preventing sleep and affecting all areas of life. Tinnitus can cause sufferers to feel hopeless or out of control, and can be completely debilitating. 


Moderate tinnitus can cause anxiety, creating difficulty at work and in social settings. Severe tinnitus can lead to anxiety, depression, isolation, and even thoughts of suicide.


Many people suffering from tinnitus experience at least some of the following:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Irritability 
  • Frustration
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Social isolation
  • Strained relationships

Tinnitus is a serious condition that can negatively affect every aspect of life, including overall health and relationships. The good news is, it can be treated, and you can regain control of your life! To learn more about treatment options, click the button below.