After 4 years of having Tinnitus, there are many things I’ve learned much about myself and my relationship with this condition
Looking back 4 years ago I found it very difficult to firstly understand this condition and how it would affect me and my life because I wasn’t given the correct information
Firstly by Professionals, as a result, I looked Online to seek further Information. This probably had to be one of the worst things that I could have done at the time
I know what your thinking “I’m reading this information Online and yet here you are telling me the worst thing you could have done is to learn about this condition Online”
Let me explain when I started looking Online for more information I was very easily lead into believing anything on the Internet. After all, Tinnitus wasn’t something I knew anything about. As a result when I started reading all different types of Information I quickly realized there was too much information talking about the negatives of Tinnitus. As a result, this had a dramatic effect on my condition. Reading stories about people that couldn’t cope with Life, finding it difficult to get back to there fighting self, serious illness. All of these things I started believing this would happen to me.
(It didn’t) Bang! The laptop went down and I quickly realized if I was going to educate myself about Tinnitus then reading the correct information was key
Due to my experience, I want to share with you some solid resources to learn more about Tinnitus
Non-profit & Research
BTA (British Tinnitus Association) – UK Based Non-Profit Organization helping those affected by Tinnitus. BTA plays a significant role in research and helping anyone affected by this condition. BTA vision – “a world where no one suffers from tinnitus.”
ATA (American Tinnitus Association) – ATA is the nation’s foremost and trusted organization committed to finding cures for tinnitus and hyperacusis. Our commitment demands focus, determination, strategy and resources. ATA promotes synergy between dedicated medical professionals and researchers who work with and within the tinnitus community.
Action On Hearing Loss – Action on Hearing Loss is the largest UK charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. Action on Hearing Loss enables them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way, giving people support and care, developing technology and treatments, and campaigning for equality
Tinnitus Hub – The Tinnitus Hub exists to inform and educate, expand the knowledge base and offer safe self-treatment solutions. Tinnitus primary goal is to democratize tinnitus treatment. They are committed to creating and providing access to viable treatment techniques, either free or at a low cost to the customer. Although tinnitus cannot yet be cured, they want users to be aware that relief is available.
Julian Cowell – Tinnitus Therapy, Core Process Psychotherapy and Craniosacral Therapy
Understanding Tinnitus – Helps those affected to go on and live a happy normal life
Tinnitus UK – UK support group for advice and support for those who have Tinnitus and hearing loss.
Tinnitus Talk – Tinnitus Talk helps and connect with people that are affected by Tinnitus (forum)
Living With Tinnitus & Hearing Loss – The information contained on Living with Tinnitus & Hearing Loss is intended to educate the reader about Tinnitus, Hearing Loss and other related medical conditions and treatments
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