Posted on 03/02/2017

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017 – you’re not alone

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017 – you’re not alone

In support of the British Tinnitus Association’s 2017 campaign “Together for Tinnitus” we’re sharing some vital information which proves to those living with this ‘invisible’ condition that they are not alone.

Living with a condition that is not outwardly seen can be a frustrating and isolating experience. Trying to explain to others how an ‘invisible’ condition, such as Tinnitus, makes you feel can often be tricky and, a lot of the time, you may feel as though your point is lost.

What does Tinnitus sound like?

Like most conditions, there are various levels of severity. It can range from a low rumble to a high pitched squeal; from mild to catastrophic volumes. Some people find the constant noise so torturous, they resort to drastic measures. For example, there have been cases where tinnitus patients have requested a surgeon to cut the auditory nerve in their ear to make themselves deaf so the noise will stop. What they fail to realise is THIS WILL NOT WORK.

Tinnitus is a condition caused in the brain NOT the ear which means cutting the auditory nerve WILL make you deaf but WON’T STOP your tinnitus. Although researchers are getting closer, right now there is no cure. However, there are products available which can help you better manage this condition.

Living better with tinnitus

If you’re living with tinnitus, or know someone who would appreciate some information on the condition, we hope reading and sharing the below infographic will help. Let’s all be Together for Tinnitus and help raise awareness of this commonly misunderstood condition.

tinnitus infographic FINAL

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