Tinnitus, anxiety and automatic processing of affective information: an explorative study
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 05/17/2012
Ooms E et al. – In the findings on the relation between audiological characteristics (pitch and loudness) and conscious report of anxiety, the authors did find that the audiological characteristic, loudness, tends to be in some degree related to the automatic processing of fearful faces (r = 0.25, p = 0.08). They conclude that tinnitus is an anxiety–related problem on an automatic processing level.