Even after the tinnitus subsides, the cycle can continue. Indeed, tinnitus continues even after sectioning of the auditory nerve. In summary, even though tinnitus is triggered by a physical change in the auditory system, a cascade of neurological events heighten the anguish the tinnitus sufferer experiences. Stress, anxiety and depression occur.
Somatic Tinnitus Somatic tinnitus is a condition where the sensory system in the body can cause, worsen, or influence tinnitus in some way. The word somatic is from the Greek meaning “of the body.” Somatic signals are sensory signals and are generated from muscle position sensors in the face, neck, head, trunk, arms, tongue, and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).