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.
Better Hearing Australia (VIC) and Tinnitus Australia are please to launch the first in a series of Fact Sheets regarding Tinnitus this year. The first Fact Sheet is entitled Understanding and Managing your Tinnitus and can be downloaded by clicking on the highlighted link.
About Tinnitus Australia
Tinnitus Australia is a collaboration of various organisations who are working to support the Australian 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
Tinnitus Australia and Better Hearing Australia (VIC) have teamed up with other organisations dedicated to helping those in the community suffering the debilitating effects of tinnitus. Go to www.tinnitusweek.com to get some further information.
Tea for Tinnitus 2017
June is Tinnitus Awareness Month
June is Tea for Tinnitus month and we're aligning with the British Tinnitus Association to raise awareness of the often-debilitating auditory condition.
We are encouraging all our members and supporters to hold a 'Tea for Tinnitus' gathering to help raise and continue to maintain awareness of the condition.
"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."