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Suicide Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on April 06, 2018


Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.

There are many instances when unbearable health conditions have driven people to take their own lives. For example, pain may be unbearable, and a patient may feel like no treatments work to alleviate the pain. You may have heard about a possible link for suicide tinnitus, and you may be wondering how this could potentially impact you or a loved one who is suffering from the condition. A closer look will reveal that … Continue Reading

Ketamine Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on March 30, 2018


Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.

With one in five Americans suffering from chronic ringing in the ears, better known as tinnitus, there’s no doubt this is a condition that greatly affects millions of individuals each and every day. From preventing people from holding down a job or enjoying numerous activities with their family and friends, tinnitus is a condition that up until recently had few effective treatment options. However, based on recent research and clinical trials, it has … Continue Reading

The Psychological Devastation of Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on May 15, 2014

Categories: Tinnitus

The mood disorders that can result after the onset of tinnitus are devastating for many people. I believe that some people are more predisposed than others to developing a crippling depression after the onset of tinnitus. There are likely a set of vulnerabilities in certain peoples’ brains that make them more vulnerable to experiencing psychological distress after the onset of tinnitus. Tinnitus is a challenge because it’s “always there,” and a cursory review of material on-line shows how easily some people can be pushed into psychological devastation. Consider the following anecdote:
TORMENTED by a constant piercing ringing in her ears, a … Continue Reading

Tinnitus and Psychiatry

Written by AudioNotch Team on November 14, 2013

Categories: Uncategorized

Tinnitus has been associated with anxiety and depression, among other psychiatric disorders. There is a role for psychiatrists to treat tinnitus sufferers who have significant comorbid psychiatric conditions:
When relief finally came for De Mong, it was not in the form of a tinnitus specialist or an ear doctor, but a psychiatrist. He was referred to the doctor after several hours of hospital observation. While he insisted his problem was the ringing, she diagnosed him as depressed and prescribed sleeping pills and an antidepressant, Effexor. Finally, he said, he began to sleep. And slowly, the depression — … Continue Reading

ABC News On the Anecdotal Association Between Tinnitus and Suicide

Written by AudioNotch Team on April 04, 2013

Categories: Hearing Tinnitus

For some individuals, it appears as if tinnitus can precipitate some very serious mental illnesses such as severe depression, which may unfortunately culminate in suicide:
Of 9,000 patients who have come to the tinnitus clinic at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, clinic director Billy Martin said he was aware of eight who committed suicide. Most of the patients show up with insomnia, anxiety and depression, along with their tinnitus.

“The combination is extremely difficult to deal with,” he said. “The load this places on people is beyond what any human was designed to endure.”
This combination of tinnitus, … Continue Reading