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Hearing and anxiety
« on: September 03, 2013, 01:10:09 AM »
I've been having terrible anxiety lately since I had a miscarriage a few weeks ago and my most troubling symptom is that a lot of the time my hearing seems too loud.  It started one night when I was driving home, all of a sudden everything seemed like someone had turned up the volume control, I got home and the symptom persisted for a while until I calmed myself down.  This has happened almost on a daily basis and I'm getting really worried about it.  Does this sounds like a symptom of anxiety, has anyone else experienced this. I also have tinnitus which I've had for around 10 years but it's never been a problem. Any feedback appreciated!


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Re: Hearing and anxiety
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 02:39:49 PM »
Dear Mary,

It's not unusual for an increase in some (if not all) of one's senses after a traumatic event. This sensitization is temporary and with the proper approach it will settle down to normal volume and frequency. This is precisely what sensitization is all about as one becomes reactive to even the slightest sound, visual, scent, taste or even touch.

The tinnitus may be due to a clogged ear, which probably opened up while you were driving. I would also suggest you see an ear specialist to rule out any type of inner ear problem as well.

Feel free to give me a call if you have further questions. My office number is 215-635-4700 (10:00 AM - 10:00 PM EST).

Take care and best wishes,

Dr. Ronnie Freedman
Office Phone: 215-635-4700
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