The connection between tinnitus and suicide is usually tied to how devastating tinnitus can be for some people to the point that they just cannot take the noises anymore and taking their own lives can seem like the only solution for them to gain some peace. Before you take such as drastic step, reconsider. There are so many methods that can help you eliminate or lessen the symptoms of tinnitus so that you can live a full and vibrant life. Do not give up!
What is tinnitus?
This is not considered a disease but rather a symptom of an issue in the body. The thought is that once this issue is identified and treated, tinnitus will go away but unfortunately, in most cases, this issue that is thought to be causing the tinnitus cannot be determined. To make it worse, there isn’t a cure for tinnitus currently.
While this is not considered a disease by those in the medical profession, the effects of this condition can be just as devastating on the sufferer as any disease such as cancer, diabetes, etc.
This is because tinnitus causes sufferers to hear various noises in one or both ears that range from ringing, hissing, roaring, static, humming, clicking, buzzing etc. These sounds can vary in volume and pitch and be constant or intermittent.
In general about 1 in 5 Americans are affected by tinnitus but for many of them, they are not as bothered by the sounds either because they are low pitch and/or infrequent. But for others, tinnitus can be devastating. You can imagine what constant, high pitched sounds can do to a person.
In severe cases, tinnitus can actually affect the sufferer’s quality of life. Besides suicide, some of the effects of tinnitus can be;
- Anxiety, worry, insecurity and fear
- Avoiding social situations
- Avoiding quiet environments or
- Avoiding noisy environments
- Problems concentrating and suffering from confusion
- Problems understanding speech
- Problems getting to sleep or sleeping for long periods
- Pain and headaches
- Drug or alcohol dependency
- Inability to relax
- And so on and so forth
In addition to the above issues that severe tinnitus can lead and mainly related to depression, there have also been reports of sufferers killing themselves in order to escape tinnitus.
One report involves a 74 year-old grandfather in the United Kingdom who shot himself to death as tinnitus got progressively worse in order to “stop the screaming in his ears.” (Tinnitus commonly develops mainly in elderly men as a result of hearing loss).
There is also another story about a rock music fan who after being unable to sleep for 3 months after developing tinnitus at a rock concert, ended up stabbing himself to death. (Very loud noises can increase the risk of developing tinnitus).
There are so many similar stories of sufferers who lose hope, get depressed and decide to end it all. You can only imagine how much your life can change if you have to deal with these phantom noises constantly, which is why there seems to be a connection between tinnitus and suicide.
While the effects of tinnitus can be devastating, and while there is no cure for tinnitus, many people are able to find treatment methods that may work to lessen or eliminate the sounds of tinnitus. So before you take so drastic a step as to end your life, know that there is a solution even if you have tried many methods. Never give up hope about there being a solution to your problem. Though it may not seem like it at times, we are not given more than we can bear.
Whether your tinnitus is mild, moderate or severe, there are treatment options available that can work to quiet the sounds and help you forget suicide. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, fear, irritability, etc, some medications can help or therapy.
If you want to avoid habit forming medications, there are habituation therapies that can alter your response to tinnitus even though they may not eliminate the sounds. There are also masking devices and white noise machines to help lessen the sounds. If you have hearing loss, certain hearing aids can help improve your hearing while also lessening tinnitus.
There are also many holistic methods to help lessen tinnitus such as changing your diet, getting a hobby, meditation, yoga, stress management, support groups, etc. Suicide is never the solution for any problems in life including tinnitus.
While there can be a connection between tinnitus and suicide, this does not have to be the end result for you. For a better method to get to the root cause in order to not only eliminate but also prevent tinnitus, you should give the Tinnitus Miracle guide a chance. It shows you step by step the holistic methods that can help you quiet the noises and prevent them from returning. Find out more about this bestselling guide here. Give yourself a chance…