How you can help!
Last updated on 11 February 2013
If you would like to raise awareness of tinnitus there are many ways to do this:
As an individual you could:
- Get in touch with your local tinnitus support group and go along to a meeting. For more details about local groups click here.
- If there isn't a local group in your area, why not think about getting involved in setting one up? The BTA has a dedicated Groups Co-ordinator, Claire Arthur, who would love to hear from you if you would be interested in getting involved locally. Claire can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or on the phone 0114 250 9933.
- Display a Tinnitus Awareness Week 2013 poster in your local library, shop or at work to let people know about the BTA (the poster is available to download from this page or you can request one to be posted out to you).
- Arrange an tinnitus awareness event and get sponsored to raise funds. You can find out more about fundraising by contacting Helen Goldsby-West at email@example.com or on 0114 250 9933.
- Take a copy of the Ten Top Tinnitus Tips for GPs to your doctor the next time you visit.
If you are involved with a tinnitus support group we would love you to:
- Arrange an group meeting during or around Tinnitus Awareness Week 2013. Contact the BTA if you would like us to try and get a speaker for your meeting. We will also happily send out information to you to have available for people at your meeting.
- Invite a GP or GPs to your meetings so they can find out more about how you help people with tinnitus
- Work with us to get local press coverage and celebrate the work your group does.
- Speak to Claire Arthur the Groups Co-ordinator at the BTA about how to further raise awareness of your group firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Arrange for your members of your group to take copies of the Ten Top Tinnitus Tips for GPs to their doctors on their next visit. We are still keen to raise further awareness of tinnitus with GPs. Copies are available to download here or you can contact the BTA to be sent copies.
As a hearing professional you could:
- Have an information display in your waiting area or display a BTA poster in the hospital or practice where you work. Be available for patients to speak to during Tinnitus Awareness Week.
- Plan a tinnitus awareness raising event. The BTA has examples available and can offer help if necessary, including possible speakers.
- Put a copy of the Ten Top Tinnitus Tips for GPs in with the patient report you send back to your patients GP or include some details about your tinnitus services so that the GP knows what is available
Please let us know how you plan to get involved during the week, which is running from 4-10 February 2013 - any support or awareness raising you can do would be of huge significance. If you would like to get involved or have an idea about how you support us, you can contact Emily Broomhead at the BTA by phone on 0114 250 9933 or by email to email@example.com, we look forward to hearing from you.