Tinnitus and Stress

An Interdisciplinary Companion for Healthcare Professionals

  • Agnieszka Szczepek
  • Birgit Mazurek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Agnieszka J. Szczepek, Birgit Mazurek
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sylvie Hébert, Birgit Mazurek, Agnieszka J. Szczepek
    Pages 37-51
  4. Christopher R. Cederroth, Vasiliki Basinou, Jung-Sub Park, Barbara Canlon
    Pages 53-76
  5. Jos J. Eggermont
    Pages 77-94
  6. Agnieszka J. Szczepek, Birgit Mazurek
    Pages 95-116
  7. Rilana F. F. Cima
    Pages 139-172
  8. Deborah Ann Hall
    Pages 173-200

About this book


This book provides up-to-date scientific information on the pathways by which psychosocial stress can affect the auditory system and describes current approaches to the management of patients with stress related tinnitus. The latest evidence is presented on aspects such as the role of stress hormones in auditory function, the effects of allostatic load, circadian sensitivity to auditory trauma, and the association between stress-related biomarkers and tinnitus. The clinically oriented chapters discuss psychometric instruments of value in the tinnitus clinic and present stress related tinnitus treatment protocols and outcome measures. It is widely acknowledged that the tinnitus percept acts as a stressor. However, it is also now evident that psychosocial stress can play a causative role in tinnitus and that the impact varies according to the level, duration, and quality of the stress. Assessment of the types and levels of stress in tinnitus patients before, during, and after treatment is therefore very important. Healthcare professionals attending tinnitus patients will benefit from the information that this book provides on the relationship between tinnitus and stress and from the practical guidance that it offers.


Tinnitus psychosocial stress stress assessment tinnitus therapy anti-stress therapy glucocorticoid inefficiency allostatic load psychometric instruments outcome measures

Editors and affiliations

  • Agnieszka Szczepek
    • 1
  • Birgit Mazurek
    • 2
  1. 1.Charité Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Charité Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58396-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58397-6
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals