The association between tinnitus and posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Fagelson2007TheAB,
  title={The association between tinnitus and posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Marc A Fagelson},
  journal={American journal of audiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          107-17
        }
}
  • M. Fagelson
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Medicine
  • American journal of audiology
PURPOSE Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects nearly 10% of the population, a prevalence comparable with that of tinnitus. Similarities between the way PTSD and tinnitus influence auditory behaviors include exaggerated startle responses and decreased loudness tolerance. Tinnitus loudness is often exacerbated by sounds that trigger PTSD-related anxiety. This report addresses physical and psychological relations between PTSD and tinnitus. METHOD A chart review of veterans seen over a 4… 

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