Does Getting Angry Cause Your Tinnitus to Spike?

Discussion in 'Support' started by frischky, Jul 16, 2022.

    1. frischky
      Doubtful

      frischky Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Been a bad week...

      Monday, completed 20+ hours of air travel (protected myself best I could).

      Tuesday, accidentally hitting the panic button on my rental car while I was standing beside it.

      Friday things seemed quieter.

      And now this morning I'm spiking worse than ever... Only two events come into play, loud prop-plane (for banners) flying over my place. Even with my Peltor's on, the low frequencies seemed to be quite loud.

      But what I am wondering is if my frustrating day yesterday caused today's spike. I am having a bit of a battle with a company and got really worked up yesterday on the phone... I don't yell, but I can feel myself getting really tensed up and my tone of voice changes.

      As we know there is a connection between tinnitus and emotions... just wondering if anybody else has experienced this, getting worked up and getting a spike out of it?
       
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    2. Barry17

      Barry17 Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Motorcycle accident 2001 & acoustic trauma 2021
      I experience more tinnitus when stressed, frustrated or angry. I try to calm down myself all the time. But trying to relax with all the noises inside is a tough thing.
       
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    3. Joe Cuber
      Confused

      Joe Cuber Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      California, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gradual hearing loss + a huge amount of stress
      I haven't experienced that particular pattern (frustration preceding day causes spike current day), but I am beginning to notice that what I do the previous day affects my tinnitus on the current day. For instance, I'm beginning to notice that drinking coffee doesn't affect me day-of, but it does seem to cause a bad day the day after.
       
    4. GeorgeLG
      Wishful

      GeorgeLG Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Leaf blower, rock band, constr & comp shooting, chemo
      Stress, travel by car and or lack of sleep makes my tinnitus louder. Eliminating those issues makes it return to baseline.

      George
       
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    5. sjtinguy

      sjtinguy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise
      Absolutely stress can make your ears ring more. Even people without tinnitus talk about "being so mad their ears would ring". If your ears are also irritated due to noise exposure then they might ring even louder than normal when you're stressed.
       
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    6. arctic_penguin

      arctic_penguin Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
      High stress, loud music, lack of sleep, ear infection, and energy drinks.

      High stress releases a lot of cortisol, which is degenerative and restricts blood vessels.

      "High levels of cortisol can cause our brain to shrink in size. High levels of cortisol cause a breakdown of the synaptic connections between neurons..."
       
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    7. Sam Marksmen
      Confused

      Sam Marksmen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meds
      Anger is also a symptom of tinnitus, so yet another negative feedback cycle.

      It does for me, I think it's increased blood pressure for me.
       
    8. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      Yes definitely if I get angry about something, my tinnitus feels louder.
       
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    9. Stuart-T

      Stuart-T Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear wax or COVID-19 infection
      I get some stress in my job as I trade online and have to deal with some very trying customers. But no - it does not seem to affect my tinnitus. If I could pinpoint something that affects my tinnitus - I would be much better off.
       
    10. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      I work in the tech field which can be stressful. I'm good at what I do and handle work stress okay. Most other stressors I handle not so good and they cause my tinnitus to spike.
       
    11. Damocles
      No Mood

      Damocles Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis media
      anger spike.gif
       
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    12. ZFire
      Movie buff

      ZFire Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012 (mild) & 04/2021 (severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxicity (2012) Unknown-likely noise induce (2021)
      That’s my secret captain, my tinnitus is always angry.
       
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