The British Tinnitus Association is preparing for Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February. The awareness week for 2019 is using the theme of Tinnitus and Isolation. So what is tinnitus awareness week and how can you (and your clients) get involved?
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a sound that an individual can hear but has no external source. Sometimes tinnitus is described ringing in the ear. Those who have tinnitus will use the terms of buzzing, whistling, hissing, ringing for the noise. Often it can vary in volume. Furthermore, tinnitus can be a constant noise or an intermittent noise.
An underlying condition usually causes tinnitus, rather than being a disease or illness. However, sadly there is no exact answer to why tinnitus occurs. Often it comes from a mental or physical change in the body. This means tinnitus isn’t always directly related to hearing.
Due to pain, lack of sleep, stress and anxiety that tinnitus brings, The British Tinnitus Association is raising awareness of difficulties tinnitus sufferers face.
What is Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February?
As many people do not understand tinnitus or the problems that come with the condition, the awareness week is a great event to provide more understanding. Some of the events that are taking place during Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February includes an overnight helpline to help though with tinnitus who can’t sleep. The British Tinnitus Association are also launching a podcast to give further insight into the condition.
How can you get involved in Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February?
One of the ways that training providers can get involved in Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February is to offer Noise Awareness training. At VideoTile, we have created an online training course for Noise Awareness. We can then brand the course to suit your requirements, and you can deliver the course as your own training.
With Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February, now is the perfect time to show your commitment to health and safety training and awareness for conditions that your clients may be affected by.
See all of the courses that we can brand for your needs here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing