Tinnitus is a medical term to describe the perception of noise either in one ear, both ears, or in the head, when there is no corresponding external sound. As tinnitus is an ‘invisible' condition, the impact that it can have is often underestimated. People with tinnitus have reported that it can make them feel stressed, depressed and anxious, and that it can affect their sleep. It can also affect personal relationships. If this sounds familiar to you, then get in touch with us.
Our Tinnitus Support Service is available throughout Northern Ireland. We can provide you with information on causes of tinnitus and techniques to help you manage it, and we can demonstrate products that can help relieve its effects. We offer confidential and expert one-to-one support to help you cope with, and manage, tinnitus more effectively. We run Tinnitus Awareness events and can run one in your local area. You can also attend a Tinnitus Awareness Course to help you understand the condition and find out what help is available.
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Sensory Support teams are based across all Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland and provide advice and assistance for people with a sensory loss (hearing and/or sight loss), and people with tinnitus, including tinnitus support groups. They can also provide specialist equipment (on the basis of assessed need), and access to communication support.
Where else can I get help?
If you're looking for more information, visit our Tinnitus forum, where you'll find a great online community full of tips and information. You can also download our free factsheets and leaflets, or contact our Information Line at:
Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)
SMS: 0780 0000 360
Our Information Line offers free confidential and impartial information on a whole range of subjects relating to deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) can also provide guidance and information about tinnitus. They have a helpful website: www.tinnitus.org.uk as well as a helpline: 0800 018 0527 (free of charge – from within the UK only).