Tinnitus Week is taking place from 5-11 February
The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the condition, which affects approximately 1 in 10 of the population.
Raising awareness together
For the first time, the international tinnitus community will join forces to shine a light on the condition, targeting as many people as possible in order to raise awareness of how tinnitus impacts on the lives of those living with it.
This year, alongside the Tinnitus Research Initiative, Tinnitus Hub and the American Tinnitus Association, we are giving Tinnitus Week a real international boost. A new website has been set up, as a central resource collecting all the initiatives which will be taking place in 2018.
This website can be found at www.tinnitusweek.com.
They’ve been encouraging organisations, from across the world, who deal with tinnitus and other hearing-related issues such as hyperacusis and hearing loss, to work together to raise awareness of tinnitus during Tinnitus Week.
As such they’re hoping a large variety of activities will take place during the week across the globe, including local events, tinnitus information days, media interviews, science communication activities and much more.
If you will be doing anything during Tinnitus Week to help boost tinnitus awareness, please email [email protected] with the details and if suitable, these will be added to the Tinnitus Week site.
Here at the British Tinnitus Association, our campaign for the week will focus on children and young people.
The ‘Kids Talk Tinnitus’ campaign will engage with children, parents and schools to raise awareness of tinnitus amongst young people and drive the use of relevant support and resources
British Tinnitus Association reveals majority of UK parents are unaware children can have tinnitus
- The British Tinnitus Association survey found just under a third of UK parents (32%) think children under the age of 10 can have tinnitus, and just 37% think it can affect children aged 10 to 16
- The research, which coincides with Tinnitus Week (5-11 February 2018) and is part of the charity’s Kids Talk Tinnitus, also revealed many parents are unaware of the common signs of the hearing condition in children, such as anxiety or difficulty concentrating
- To help tackle the problem, the charity has created guidance for both parents and teachers
Read more on this article on the British Tinnitus Association website