What’s that sound? Understanding tinnitus at this difficult time

Are you anxious because you’re hearing a ringing, buzzing or humming in your head or ear for the first time and don’t know what it is or where to go for help?

Don’t worry, you’re not on your own, this is tinnitus and it affects more than seven million people in the UK. Tinnitus can be quite a scary experience when it first happens and the current climate may mean that you're also worrying more than normal. However, while many people are feeling anxious about their health at the moment, the good news is it can be managed with support.

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Our online resource Take on Tinnitus has been designed for people who have just begun to experience tinnitus.

Experiencing tinnitus for the first time can be frightening and it’s difficult to know how to help manage it effectively. Take on Tinnitus guides you through the condition and helps identify simple strategies to keep it under control.

It includes an initial taster session followed by seven modules. Each module takes just 10-15 minutes and includes interactive exercises, video clips and self-tests.

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Speak to someone

When you first become aware of tinnitus, it's helpful to seek support. This might feel more challenging at the moment, but we have a range of resources available for those that would like to reach out.

Contact our helpline Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, via phone, web chat, email or text. You can also join one of our online support groups.

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Manage tinnitus while social distancing

As coronavirus continues to impact people across the UK and globally, many people are having to stay at home, practice social distancing and substantially change their daily routine. What can you do to help manage tinnitus in these challenging times?

Follow our tips on managing stress and find out more about tinnitus management techniques that you try out in your own home, whilst staying safe and remaining socially distant.

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Medical tinnitus services

We have prepared some information to help you understand what to expect from tinnitus services during the Covid-19 situation.

Services may be delivered in a different way due to current circumstances but you should still be able to get help.

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Need additional support with hearing loss?

Action on Hearing Loss is working hard to continue to help and support everyone with hearing loss during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Tinnitus explained