Managing tinnitus in these times of stress
Have you experienced tinnitus for quite some time and have found that the stress of the current coronavirus situation or the enforced isolation of social distancing is making your condition worse?
Research shows that stress and anxiety often make tinnitus symptoms worse and there is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic and the necessary social distancing measures being taken could have an impact on emotional wellbeing. The good news is that support is available.
As coronavirus continues to impact people across the UK and globally, 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 understand how important it is to get support with your tinnitus, which is why you may like to look to attend an online tinnitus support groups.
The current Covid-19 pandemic means that most of us are staying home but the online support groups are our way of continuing vital support with others who know what you are going through.
At times like this, it’s important to reach out for personal support. We know that it might be more difficult to get a GP appointment at the moment and that seeing an ENT consultant or an audiologist might take a little longer.
So our Tinnitus Support Team is here for you, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm – via web chat, phone email or text – for information, advice and support.
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 should still be able to get help.
The RNID is working hard to continue to help and support everyone with hearing loss during the coronavirus outbreak.