News Helping you Take on Tinnitus We're delighted to announce our new online resource for people with tinnitus: Take on Tinnitus The new website, www.takeontinnitus.co.uk, has been designed for people who have just begun to experience tinnitus and we are working hard to promote the site to GPs as a resource for tinnitus patients. With one in ten UK adults having tinnitus and approximately 1.05 million tinnitus related GP consultations in the UK each year, we want to provide as much support and guidance as possible to both the medical profession and patients alike and this new website is the result of some of that work. Short modules The site, which is designed so it can be used on mobile phones, tablets or computers, includes an initial taster session followed by seven learning modules covering the fundamentals of tinnitus, hearing and tinnitus, benefits of using sound, the link between tinnitus and relaxation, sleep and tinnitus, the benefits of talking about it and living your life with tinnitus. Each module takes just 10-15 minutes to complete and includes a range of interactive exercises, video clips and self-tests all designed to keep users engaged in their learning. Reach out to GPs We would like to reach out to GPs to encourage them to give patients the Take on Tinnitus website address as a step towards managing their condition. We’ve had some great feedback so far and just want to get the message out there that this is available for people to use. When someone first experiences tinnitus it can be frightening and it’s difficult to know what can be done to help manage it effectively but Take on Tinnitus guides you through the condition and helps identify some simple strategies to keep it under control. It is estimated that 6 million people live with tinnitus in the UK and it can affect people of any age. The condition can greatly impact on a sufferer’s quality of life with approximately half of patients finding it moderately or severely distressing with complaints of intrusiveness emotional stress, insomnia, auditory perceptual problems and concentration problems. Very effective E-health projects have been found to be very effective in helping to manage other medical conditions. With over 1 in 20 of the 1.2 trillion Google searches being health related we know that people often turn to the internet for help when they first experience tinnitus. Sadly there are a lot of scare stories and mis-information online so this site will help people with tinnitus get information quickly and easily. To use the site please go to www.takeontinnitus.co.uk.