What is Tinnitus?
People with ‘tinnitus’ experience sound that is not present in the environment, but which is heard in one or both ears or ‘inside the head’.
Tinnitus can range from being mildly annoying to highly distressing. It often accompanies a hearing loss but can also occur with normal hearing.
If tinnitus is affecting the quality of your life, seek help.
About Tinnitus Australia
Tinnitus Australia is a collaboration of various organisations who are working to support the Australia Tinnitus Community. With appropriate information and the right support, people should be able to successfully manage their tinnitus.
Our aims include:
- Providing easy access to support services for tinnitus sufferers
- Educating medical professionals and the public about tinnitus
- Supporting research which will improve outcomes for tinnitus sufferers
Join us for Tea for Tinnitus
Tinnitus Awareness Week will launch in Australia from February 6-12, 2017. A joint partnership between the British Tinnitus Association, the American Tinnitus Association and Better Hearing Australia, this is the first time that focus on this condition has been addressed in Australia under a network of collective medical and allied health organisations.
We are delighted to invite you to Tea for Tinnitus as we launch the inaugural Tinnitus Awareness Week in Australia.
"I worked on a construction site and due to decades of exposure to loud machinery my hearing has been damaged and the ringing (tinnitus) set in about fifteen years ago. Work became unbearable and even when I put protective ear muffs on I could hear the tinnitus louder than ever."
"I acquired tinnitus five years ago and even though I was told by my doctor that it would be less noticeable in time, I continue to struggle with it on a daily basis. Peace and silence mean so very much to me. I used to meditate regularly, practice yoga and travel often, but now with the ringing, meditation is challenging and flying is stressful as the ringing in my ears competes with the sound of the aircraft."