Make a note in your diary – it’s Tinnitus Awareness Week from the second to the eighth of February 2015.
Tinnitus is the term for noises heard in the ear or in the head when there’s apparent sound source.
The noises are usually described as ringing, whistling, hissing, buzzing or humming. Tinnitus is not a disease or an illness, it is a non-specific symptom, that can be brought on by a mental or physical ‘change’, not necessarily related to hearing. In a mild form, tinnitus is extremely common. Almost everyone gets the occasional ringing in the ears, either without any clear trigger or after exposure to loud sounds, be it at work or socially. About 10% of us experience tinnitus frequently and approximately 5% of the adult population in the UK experience persistent or troublesome tinnitus.
Dakat provides Noise Awareness Training which include tinnitus see http://www.dakat.co.uk/noise-awareness-training/