Tinnitus Drives Sufferers To Distraction, Desperation

PHOTO: Al Di Meola, a guitarist, composer and record producer who has suffered from severe tinnitus since childhood, performs acoustic guitar as Plexiglas panels help protect his ears from the high volume of the drums.

ALLEN, ABC News Medical Unit Al Di Meola, a guitarist, composer and record producer who has suffered from severe tinnitus since childhood, performs acoustic guitar as Plexiglas panels help protect his ears from the high volume of the drums. Francesco Cabras The unrelenting screeching sounds from tinnitus sometimes left actor William Shatner unsure “whether I would survive,” while jazz guitarist Al Di Meola said tinnitus has meant living with “this screaming, and you can’t shut it off.” Little wonder the inability to silence the noise in their heads has led some sufferers to contemplate, and even commit suicide. Shatner’s tinnitus dates to the 1960s, when he stood too close to a special effects explosion while filming an episode of the legendary “Star Trek” TV series. “There were days when I didn’t know whether I would survive, I was so tormented by the screeching in my head,” the actor known for portraying Capt.
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Bothersome tinnitus linked to neuroticism

The results showed that tinnitus affected around 16 per cent of participants and was more prevalent in men than in women. this is good However, while men were more likely to experience tinnitus, women were more likely to find it bothersome. The study found that people who were more prone to being neurotic were more likely to be distressed by their tinnitus. Loneliness was the most significant factor of neuroticism that was associated with bothersome tinnitus, possibly because many sufferers may withdraw from social situations and experience feelings of isolation.
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Click Here To Visit Tinnitus Control Official Website The Tinnitus is the constant ringing condition in the ear and very common these days. Recent statistics show that every 1 person out of 5 is suffering from this irritating condition.
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