What’s that sound? Understanding tinnitus at this difficult time
Are you anxious because you are hearing a ringing, buzzing or humming in your head or ear for the first time and don’t know what it is or where to go for help?
Don’t worry, you’re not on your own, this is tinnitus and it affects more than . Tinnitus can be quite a scary experience when it first happens and the current climate may mean that you’re also worrying more than normal. However, while many people are feeling anxious about their health at the moment, the good news is tinnitus can be managed with support.
Our online resource Take on Tinnitus has been designed for people who have just begun to experience tinnitus.
Experiencing tinnitus for the first time can be frightening and it can be difficult to know how to manage it effectively. Take on Tinnitus guides you through the condition and helps identify simple strategies to keep it under control.
The free to use resource includes an initial taster session followed by seven modules. Each of the modules takes just 10-15 minutes to complete and include interactive exercises, video clips and self-tests.
When you first become aware of tinnitus, it’s helpful to seek support. This might feel more challenging at the moment, but we have a range of resources available for those that would like to reach out.
As coronavirus continues to impact people across the UK and globally, many people are having to stay at home, practice social distancing and substantially change their daily routine. What can you do to help manage tinnitus in these challenging times?
Follow our tips on managing stress and find out more about tinnitus management techniques that you try out in your own home, whilst staying safe and remaining socially distant.
We have prepared some information to help you understand what to expect from tinnitus services during the Covid-19 situation.
Services may be delivered in a different way due to current circumstances but you will still be able to get help.
Action on Hearing Loss is working hard to continue to help and support everyone with hearing loss during the coronavirus outbreak.