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Tinnitus Awareness Week 2018

February 6

This year’s activity will be based around the campaign ‘Together for Tinnitus’ which is intended to increase our visibility, generate discussion about tinnitus and raise awareness of the work being carried out and support provided.

We will be raising awareness amongst GPs about the condition and the treatment options available, so they feel confident to support patients who are experiencing this often distressing and debilitating condition.

During the week, we will be launching our official ‘Tinnitus Guidance for GPs’ document which will provide the most up-to-date information on how people suffering with tinnitus can best be helped from diagnosis through to self-help management of the condition. In addition, we are promoting our new online resource which for people newly diagnosed with tinnitus www.takeontinnitus.co.uk. Take on Tinnitus is designed to give you facts and ideas for things you can do to manage tinnitus and is an ideal resource for GPs to suggest to new tinnitus patients.

If you are a professional working with tinnitus patients, please do get in touch and request an information pack to display. If you dont work with tinnitus patients but just want to help raise awareness in your local area you can email Emily Broomhead at the BTA for more information via emily@tinnitus.org.uk.

Any member of the public, or professional can also help us raise awareness of the condition, and the support available, by doing any or all of the suggestions below in the run up to and during TAW:

Share and use the hashtag #TAW2018

Request or download a ‘Together for Tinnitus’ postcard and show your support with a selfie on social media *

Download a Twibbon and use it as your profile image on social media. *

Request a TAW poster or download one from our website and display it locally so that more people know it’s Tinnitus Awareness Week *

Let your GP know that the new Tinnitus Guidelines for GPs are available so they can become more informed.

Join in with our Thunderclap on Friday (10th Feb) of TAW – ‘We are standing together for tinnitus #TAW2018.’ – if you would like to get involved in the Thuderclap, please email emily@tinnitus.org.uk

Support us with a donation – we need to raise half a million pounds each year to continue our UK wide support. Donations can be made via  www.justgiving.com/BTA.