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Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus Week 2021

Chippendale Hearing is proud to be raising awareness of Tinnitus. 

This Tinnitus Week (1-7 February 2021), British Tinnitus Association (BTA) are campaigning to make sure that everyone with tinnitus gets the right information, from the right place, at the right time.

Sadly, we know that a negative start to your tinnitus journey can have a serious impact on how you manage your tinnitus and your mental health. From being told to just learn to live with it by a medical professional to reading incorrect and potentially harmful information online.

Please look on the BTA website for further information.  Alternative contact us at Chippendale Hearing Services.

An example extracted from the BTA website is given below.

Lockdown and managing tinnitus

……………..Extract from British Tinnitus Association Jan 2021

As coronavirus continues to impact people across the UK and globally, what can you do to help manage tinnitus in these challenging times?

Manage stress

Many people find that their tinnitus increases during a time of stress and anxiety. It is understandable to be feeling more upset or worried at this time, but being able to manage your stress will help your overall wellbeing, and manage your tinnitus.

Things you can do to support yourself

  • Limit your viewing of news or social media – schedule times to check in to make sure you have the latest information, and then stop.
  • Be mindful, and focus on controlling what you can control – washing your hands, keeping up with your tinnitus management techniques, and aspects of your daily routine.
  • Understand that this too will pass, and you are not alone.
  • Stay connected – phone calls, texts or video chats will help.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, contact your GP, NHS 111 or Samaritans on 116 123.

Acknowledge that there will be change

BTA standard advice for people with tinnitus is to keep doing the things you love and don’t let tinnitus restrict you. This is more challenging during a lockdown.

Follow official advice about movements and socialising. Acknowledge that the situation may change rapidly over the coming days and weeks. Retaining elements from your usual routine can be a comfort, but also be prepared for doing things in new ways.