Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus Awareness Week starts today and this year’s theme is Tinnitus Research.

Organised by the British Tinnitus Association, an independent charity, it takes place each year.

Among the BTA’s aims are encouraging prevention of the condition and seeking effective treatment through a medical research programme.

Research is key

A BTA spokesman said: “Without research, we won’t find a cure for tinnitus. Tinnitus Week is a great opportunity to show research. We will be sharing lots of information on our website and also on our social media streams.

“Research has been, and always will be, a key priority for us at the BTA. It is important that we balance research priorities with helping the thousands of people who contact us each year needing support and advice. But research is something which is never far from our thoughts and actions. It’s something we are all very passionate about and are pushing for.”

More details about this are on the charity’s website where there are also features, information and advice about the condition.

The charity also publicises its campaigns through active social media channels. It is also hoping supporters will sign a petition asking the government for more money for tinnitus research.

Tinnitus clinic

Our senior audiologist Fiona Idriss trained with the British Tinnitus Association. She runs a special clinic offering advice, counselling and treatment for patients suffering from tinnitus and sound sensitivity.

It uses a range of approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation therapy and mindfulness, as well as treatment options.

These include hearing aids with special tinnitus programmes and sound generators which can help to relieve the most distressing symptoms.

Find out more about Fiona’s clinic here.

Find out more about our tinnitus counselling and rehabilitation service here.

Our webshop Hearbase Direct offers a tinnitus relaxation therapy ball. This helps tinnitus sufferers get a restful night’s sleep by playing digital recordings of real, natural sounds. Details here.

Our prices include VAT and postage is free.