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ICYMI: Losing silence

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Grace’s story

I have had tinnitus for as long as I can remember.  So I am quite fortunate that I haven’t had to struggle with trying to navigate a new thing.  I always thought that ringing in people’s ears was normal, which means that I do have a bit of an obsession with silence because I have never experienced silence.

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Tinnitus during the pandemic

Tinnitus Australia has seen a huge increase in the demand for advice – via our social media accounts and telephone line – during the pandemic. The anxiety and disruption associated with lockdowns, increased isolation and lack of accessible support combine to mean that tinnitus has been especially distressing for people.

Tinnitus Australia is a collaboration of people working professionally, passionately, and ethically to eliminate the suffering experienced by people with tinnitus and the burden this places on their friends and families.

WE HAVE

THREE MAIN GOALS

INFORM

To be a source of quality, evidence-based and accessible information on tinnitus for healthcare professionals.

EMPOWER

To be a source of quality, evidence-based and accessible information on tinnitus for those living with it, their families and friends as well as the community.

TRANSFORM

To catalyse change in the hearing services sector and beyond by supporting research and advising policymakers.

Tinnitus Australia members contribute to the work by:

  • Participating in small project teams to progress the Roadmap
  • Telling their story, since we know the power of the lived experience of tinnitus
  • Supporting people with tinnitus, as we develop our support groups and helpline over time
  • Raising awareness in their local communities, professional domains and through advocacy to opinion and policymakers

WHO IS TINNITUS AUSTRALIA?

Tinnitus Australia is a Soundfair initiative.

In 2015, Tinnitus Australia was created by a previous dedicated board member of Soundfair Australia, formerly known as Better Hearing Australia (Vic). Since then Tinnitus Australia has been led by a volunteer group and funded through fundraising and Soundfair reserves.

Soundfair Australia puts people at the centre as we work to create change. We aspire to drive innovation in services and build society-wide awareness and empathy for people that live with hearing.

The primary role of Tinnitus Australia is to provide improved responses for people experiencing tinnitus and much greater recognition of the impacts of tinnitus among health professionals and policy makers.

The Tinnitus Australia Advisory Committee

Tinnitus Australia  is steered by the Tinnitus Australia Advisory Committee – a small group of people with tinnitus and professionals who work with people with tinnitus.

The Committee provides advice to the CEO Soundfair and will guide the development and implementation of the Roadmap.

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