Tinnitus can be quite challenging for its sufferers. Many patients fear that the constant buzzing or ringing will never go away or will get increasingly worse as time goes on, and the stress of that fear negatively impacts their mood. Many tinnitus sufferers experience depression, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, or trouble concentrating.
The constant noise can impact sufferers’ ability to take part in conversations and social activities, and so they will often withdraw from activities that could improve their depressed moods. Also, dealing with the constant noises makes many tasks – especially those requiring concentration – much more difficult. Patients’ energy levels can suffer as even basic tasks become much more challenging. If this is happening to you, speak to an audiologist immediately about possible treatments for tinnitus.