Category: Awareness

Does Tinnitus Make You Reclusive?

Tinnitus Week 2019 / Day 6

Yesterday we talked about tinnitus and relaxation. Today we will explore how tinnitus can affect one’s capacity or willingness to engage in social situations. Many people with tinnitus report some negative effects on their social life and/or their relationships with others. Please take a look at this video from Tinnitus Talk member Samantha about how she has found her tinnitus to be an isolating experience.
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As a Tinnitus Patient, Do You Feel Understood and Supported?

Tinnitus Week 2019 / Day 3

Yesterday we talked about the importance of educating people about tinnitus, so that they can better understand tinnitus experiences and provide adequate help and support. Today, we will delve deeper into how and to what degree people with tinnitus receive social support. And we will extend these findings to implications for support from the broader community (i.e. healthcare, political, research).
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How Much Do Others Really Know About Tinnitus?

Tinnitus Week 2019 / Day 2

Yesterday we wrote on why people don’t talk about their tinnitus, and the challenges this poses not only for personal relationships, but for also for tinnitus awareness raising. Today we will explore how much others – i.e. people who don’t have tinnitus, and particularly those close to tinnitus patients – really know about tinnitus, and what implications this entails.
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How Much Do You Talk About Your Tinnitus?

Tinnitus Week 2019 / Day 1

We’re kicking off Tinnitus Week 2019! As you can read in our general announcement of Tinnitus Week, we will be posting daily “nuggets” of insight, all harvested from surveys we conducted in the past, to explore topics related to 2019’s theme of Isolation.

Let’s start by looking at some data on how frequently people talk about their tinnitus on bad days. Our research shows that 30% of people don’t talk about their tinnitus at all with any friends, family or loved ones, in the moments when they are struggling to cope:
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TRI 2019 Tinnitus Research Initiative Taipei

Evolution, Revolution, Stagnation? – Exclusive Insights from #TRI2019

I already shared with you my general impressions of the tinnitus research field in our previous blog post. We had promised …

#TRI2019 Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference

Seven Things I Learned at the #TRI2019 Conference

Are you curious about what’s really going on in the world of tinnitus research? Here at Tinnitus Hub it’s part of our …

The Daniel Ballinger Memorial Fund: Patient Engagement in Tinnitus Research

Many tinnitus patients are upset about the lack of research to seek a tinnitus cure. And many patients want to push for improvement …