Coping with tinnitus, especially during a second national lockdown, can feel overwhelming.
We are open and we want to remind all our patients – new and existing – of the free tinnitus support we can provide during these difficult times.
Fiona Idriss, our senior audiologist with a special interest in tinnitus, is accepting self-referrals for a free 15-minute telephone consultation. On this call, Fiona can offer much-needed support and practical guidance. She will explore your symptoms and some options to manage them, including advice on accessing tinnitus clinics, ear nose and throat consultations and voluntary organisations.
If you need help and advice with your tinnitus during lockdown please call us today on 0800 028 6179 or email [email protected] to arrange your free telephone consultation with Fiona.
What Is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is commonly, but not exclusively, associated with hearing loss. If you seem to hear whooshing, ringing, hissing or constant tones within your ears or head, then you are experiencing tinnitus. Another rarer form is “objective” tinnitus. This can sometimes be heard by the examining clinician – often a clicking or pulsing sound. “Musical” tinnitus may also be experienced when music, songs or other “meaningful” sound may be heard repeatedly.
Additional Tinnitus Resources
It is always advisable to contact your GP to discuss troublesome tinnitus. It is also worth looking at the amazing helpline and website run by the British Tinnitus Association at www.tinnitus.org.uk/ , of which Hearbase is a proud corporate sponsor.