Tinnitus Awareness Week

This week is commonly recognised as Tinnitus Awareness Week, running this year from 2nd -8th February.

The annual campaign, which is run by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA), aims to increase awareness of the condition whilst raising funds to help support those living with it.

According to research by the BTA, 10% of adults in the UK (a huge 6.3 million people) are living with tinnitus, with one in ten reporting severe side effects including depression, stress, anxiety and sleep deprivation.

The campaign aims to raise awareness by getting communities to talk about tinnitus and highlighting the help that’s available. Hospitals, GP’s and community groups will be displaying information, and holding meetings & events across the UK in order to highlight the support that is available.

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a term that describes a sound within the human ear when no external noise is present. Despite being commonly associated with a ‘ringing noise’ there are a number of sounds someone suffering from tinnitus might hear, including:

  • Humming
  • Buzzing
  • Whistling
  • Grinding
  • Sizzling

Tinnitus can be triggered by a variety of different things, including a blow to the head, an ear infection or a sudden loud noise.

How can I help?

There are a number of simple ways you can help support Tinnitus Awareness Week this year. Why not try:

  • Displaying posters locally – ask your local GP, supermarket, library or workplace to help
  • Fundraising
  • Taking information to work
  • Text4Tinnitus – (text TINN15£4 to 70070 to donate £4)
  • Running or attending a support group in your local community
  • Running an information stand

Claiming for tinnitus

Damage to your ears or hearing can have a serious impact on your quality of life and could even mean you are left unable to work or needing long term medical treatment.

Tinnitus can be caused by a number of things, however compensation claims are usually made due to

  • Working in a noisy environment
  • Exposure to acute occupational noise
  • Acoustic trauma (such as loud music)
  • Stress

Our team here at Express Solicitors have years of experience dealing with cases involving hearing loss and ear damage and can help you claim compensation for your injuries.

We are 100% committed to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve, so give us a call today on 0161 904 4660 to discuss your claim with us for free.

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