Tinnitus Patient Characteristics

After working with Dr. Greuel in Germany, who has treated tens of thousands of tinnitus patients, I realized that I fit the “character type” for patients that wind up seeing Dr. Greuel. It’s possible that Dr. Greuel’s tinnitus patient character analysis may be accurate, and I will do my best to recount it here. I loaned Dr. Greuel’s books to someone who moved away without giving them back, so I have to do my best to remember:

Tinnitus patient characteristics:

  • Teachers
  • Doctors
  • Musicians
  • Business owners
  • Serve others at their own expense
  • Are sometimes “too” punctual or “too” something, which often leads to excellent results…at the patient’s expense
  • Take a lot of responsibility on their shoulders (especially responsibility for others)
  • High-stress jobs, lifestyle, difficult to relax
  • Have stressors and pressures in their relationships
  • High expectations of self and others
There are others as well, but I can’t remember right now.
Instead of lowering our standards, is there a way to have healthy high standards?
Is there a way to take care of others while taking care of ourselves?
Do you fit any of these characteristics? What additional characteristics do you think contribute to your tinnitus?