Anxiety Community
23k Members
19740770 tn?1483560678

Songs Constantly Playing in Ears?

For a while now I have dealt with something that is both strange to me and interesting. I have noticed that almost 24/7 there is a song playing in my head.
My first theory was that it was to deter the ringing in my ears, almost like a white noise to distract my brain from the noise. I do have pretty bad ringing in the ears but I'm just not sure 100% if that is the cause.
I have a medically diagnosed anxiety disorder, and I'm not sure if this might have a possibility in playing a role?
As I type this a song is playing in my head, and every time I go back to think of it it becomes more noticeable. I haven't really tried but if I focus hard enough I can stop it temporarily. It's very very hard to stop it though, it takes full concentration.
Any ideas? I appreciate anything, thanks!!
2 Responses
19738073 tn?1483519544
I would not worry about it. It's common for some people [I am one] to constantly have a song just below the conscious level in part of the brain. I can access it if I choose to. Sometimes I'm even tapping my foot to the beat of it unknowingly. Tinnitus may or may not be related, but I doubt that it is. You could ask your doctor about the tinnitus, and mention the constant song, but I wouldn't put much emphasis on the song. I recommend just enjoying it and focusing on staying calm and maybe treating the tinnitus. Best wishes.
Thank you for the comment! I will take your advice, i'm probably just worrying too much about it haha :) I appreciate the help!
Glad it helped a bit. Worry is overrated. Hehe.
Hi, has this gone away for you?
Avatar universal
Hi, Has this gotten better for you?
Have an Answer?
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
370181 tn?1428180348
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out what can trigger a panic attack – and what to do if you have one.
A guide to 10 common phobias.
Take control of tension today.
These simple pick-me-ups squash stress.
Don’t let the winter chill send your smile into deep hibernation. Try these 10 mood-boosting tips to get your happy back
Want to wake up rested and refreshed?