EMOTIONS AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON HEARING
The close connection between our hearing and our stress system and emotions offers enormous advantages, but it also comes at a price: Have you ever thought about why hearing loss and tinnitus are often stress-related? Or why the noises from the neighboring apartment are particularly annoying when you have already had a busy day? Almost everyone suffers from noise hypersensitivity, hearing loss or ringing in their ears at some point in their lives. In cooperation with FAZ journalist Dr. Lucia Schmidt, ENT physician and tinnitus specialist Dr. Uso Walter describes how much our sense of hearing determines our everyday lives.
The authors take the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of hearing, from the auricle to the inner ear to processing in the brain. In an informative and entertaining way, they describe the consequences of constant noise and other stress factors on our hearing, why hearing loss should be treated as early as possible, and today’s treatment options even for chronic tinnitus. They explain why hearing is primarily a mental issue and how knowledge of the ear-brain connection leads to more peace and (ear) health.