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