Managing Your Tinnitus During The Coronavirus Lockdown
We are currently going through quite uncertain times here in the UK and all over the world. With studies showing that stress can often make tinnitus worse. Tinnitus during the coronavirus lockdown can become heightened with the current situation in turn the heighted tinnitus causing anxiety that then increases the tinnitus further turning into quite the horrible circle. That is why we feel it is important to highlight and sign post exactly where to look and find the right help and advice.
British Tinnitus Association
If you or a loved one are experiencing tinnitus whether as a new symptom or worse symptom we encourage you to visit the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) website. The British Tinnitus Association is a leading independant charity that supports thousands of people who experience tinnitus. Providing a primary source of support and information for people with tinnitus. The BTA also advise medical professionals across the world, run educational programmes in encouraging the prevention of tinnitus as well as undertaking medical research into tinnitus.
You can find online and virtual tinnitus support on their website. They have also started a specfic area of the website about Tinnitus and Corvid 19. You can via that direct web link here: https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/Pages/Category/covid19
The British Tinnitus Association also provide a helpline and this is confirmed to remain open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The service can be contacted by telephone, tex, web chat or email.
Phone: 0800 018 0527
Text: 07537 416841
Email: [email protected]
We will also be putting a link on the front page of our website directing people to the BTA as we feel sign-posting to the right support at this current time is so important.