Tinnitus Week 2021 will run from 1st to 7th of February and will tackle the issues of accessing treatment and support from GP’s.
At the end of March 2020 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new guidance for GP’s on how to support patients with Tinnitus. However the British Tinnitus Association are very concerned that this new guidance may have been missed with the onset of Covid19. They plan to engage with GP’s when possible as well as patient support groups, healthcare associations, politicians and people with Tinnitus to generate ideas to ensure the NICE guidance is used.
The BTA are also running a new social media a campaign #ThisIsMySilence to drive awareness of the impact of Tinnitus. They are asking people with Tinnitus to get involved with the new campaign by sharing a photo and words on social media channels to explain to others the effect of Tinnitus.
As a hidden condition, people without tinnitus do not truly understand the huge impact it can have on someone’s life. It can effect the ability to get a peaceful night’s sleep, to concentrate, or just to enjoy silence. Tinnitus can and does have a huge impact on mental health and if awareness of this impact on people’s lives can be increase, the more likely the BTA will be successful in making tinnitus research funding an urgent priority.
So, from 1 February to 7 February it’s simple. Choose a photo. Choose your words. The BTA say: “Be as honest and open as you like to explain your tinnitus – or the tinnitus of those you care about – to others. You can tag in friends, family, celebrities. The sky’s the limit. Our message is “Let’s get our voices heard this Tinnitus Week”
Get involved with #ThisIsMySilence – use the hashtags #ThisIsMySilence and #TinnitusWeek on social media posts and then share and like as many posts as possible. To find out more contact the BTA or call their online support team on 0800 0180527.
At Help in Hearing we offer Tinnitus management and we also run a gold standard Support Group, which is currently not meeting due to covid19 restrictions but will eventually start up again.
Call freephone 0345 2220579 for information or email us email@example.com