Tinnitus Awareness Week will take place from 3-9 February 2014 across the UK.
The week was created by the British Tinnitus Association to raise awareness of this problem which affects so many people.
250 million people worldwide suffer from tinnitus and more than half of those don’t do anything about it.
Tinnitus is characterised by sounds that are described as a continual whistling, ringing, pulsing or buzzing either in the head or in the ear(s).
Listen to examples of Tinnitus here:
There are many causes of Tinnitus and whilst sometimes they may remain unknown, excessive loud noise exposure, Meniere’s disease and general hearing loss are causes associated with Tinnitus. Stress is also known to be a contributing factor to increase the perception of Tinnitus.
You can read our section on Tinnitus and devices we can supply that have helped other people, such as the Soundcure Serenade device and the Widex ZEN2GO device.
In the meantime, here are some materials which may help your understanding of tinnitus. Please ask us for help if you or someone you know may be suffering from this condition.
Download these resources from the British Tinnitus Association: