TWA Feb 2019From 4 - 10 February 2019 the British Tinnitus Association will be holding its annual Tinnitus Week.

The charity regularly speaks to people with tinnitus about how alone they feel with the condition, so the theme of this year’s campaign is Tinnitus and Isolation.

British Tinnitus Association Chief Executive, David Stockdale says: “When people hear the word tinnitus, they tend to only think about the condition’s main symptom – the noise people hear in their ears or their head. However, the wider impact tinnitus can have on people’s lives is less understood by the public and GPs alike. Many people feel isolated and unable to talk to their loved ones, friends or colleagues about their condition and we want this to change”.

During Tinnitus Week, the British Tinnitus Association will be trying as hard as possible to reach even more people in new ways, in the hope of helping them feel less isolated. Here are some of the details:

HELPLINE - On Tuesday 5 February, as a one off, for the first time ever, the British Tinnitus Association will be keeping its helpline open overnight, in order to be available to speak to people with tinnitus who are struggling and can’t sleep

PODCAST - On Wednesday 6 February, the British Tinnitus Association will be sharing its first ever podcast, talking with experts and people with tinnitus, about how relationships can be affected by tinnitus and giving advice and tips on what to do when relationships are affected

SOCIAL TIPS - On Thursday 7 February the British Tinnitus Association will be sharing ideas from people with tinnitus about how to ensure the condition doesn’t impact on social situations, hoping to inspire those who may be struggling, to keep getting out, meeting friends and not letting tinnitus take over

SUPPORT GROUPS - And on Friday 8 February, the British Tinnitus Association will be highlighting the amazing support available across the UK at over 100 tinnitus support groups. In the run up to, and throughout the week they will be highlighting many of the group meetings taking place during Tinnitus Week, so do keep an eye on social media for details:

British Tinnitus Association on Facebook

British Tinnitus Association on Twitter

To find out more about the British Tinnitus Association visit their website.

For help and support call the Tinnitus Helpline on 0800 018 0527 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm)