Stress Causing High-pitched Ringing Or Tinnitus?
Stress causes many physical and mental symptoms, including ringing in the ears. Stressful events in life, such as moving to a new home, can cause this ringing sound to occur and it sometimes never goes away.
Anxiety related illnesses affect about 12 per cent of all Canadians in any given year according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, and this high-pitched noise can be a symptom.
Anxiety and stress may not be the only reason for the ringing. If the noise is consistent and debilitating, it may be tinnitus. Tinnitus can occur in those experiencing high levels of stress, and could be an indicator of hearing loss.
Statistics Canada reports that 1 in 5 Canadians experience tinnitus to the point of affecting their quality of life. We still have much to learn about tinnitus, however, stress can be linked to triggering the pulsating ring in the ears.
Tinnitus can be a sign that there was existing damage in the ear due to loud noise, or other auditory problems. The most likely reason for tinnitus is hearing loss, and is more likely to develop in older people.
Sometimes when people move to a new location, the unfamiliar surroundings can cause stress and could exasperate a hearing issue. So, is your house-moving stress causing you problems with hearing? Or is it tinnitus? It’s always best to get a professional opinion.
Although there are unique ways to alleviate and control tinnitus, there is no cure. It is important to ensure that your stress or anxiety is not tinnitus by setting an appointment for a free consultation to assess your current hearing capabilities.
At York Hearing, we work with you to ensure your hearing needs are met and your quality of life is kept.
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Moving shouldn’t cause debilitating tinnitus, let our team at York Hearing find the solution that works for your lifestyle.