The Australian Tinnitus Awareness Week will take place from 5 – 11 February 2018. A joint partnership between the British Tinnitus Association, the American Tinnitus Association and Better Hearing Australia, this is the first time that focus on this condition has been addressed in Australia under a network of collective medical and allied health organisations.
Tinnitus is the often debilitating presence of sound in the ears or head with no known source. It may be a ring, buzz, whistle, hiss, hum or cicada like sound. This constant irritation can lead to depression, cause anxiety and greatly affect lives.
There is no medical or surgical solution for tinnitus, but there are successful strategies to help you manage it.
Did you know?
- Tinnitus can happen at any age.
- Tinnitus affects 1 in 10 Australians – that’s over 2,000,000 of us.
- Anxiety and depression can be associated with tinnitus.
- Tinnitus doesn’t discriminate and can affect people from all walks of life.
For more information or to donate to Better Hearing Australia (VIC) visit: www.betterhearing.org.au