Tinnitus can make you feel isolated and alone – other people can’t hear these sounds, or understand what it’s like to live with them day in and day out.
This can often lead to emotional stress such as frustration, fear and anger, as well as problems with sleep and general well-being. It can cause you to withdraw from social situations, and can even trigger depression1.
And since stress is a major contributing factor towards making tinnitus symptoms worse, sufferers can end up in a vicious circle. If you think you might be affected by tinnitus, you can take our self-evaluated online tinnitus test to see whether you might be suffering from this condition.