In the process of writing my new book, I had to do a massive amount of research and ended up with a long list of tinnitus related companies, resources, links and more.
And now that my book is finally finished, I realized how helpful a comprehensive list like this would be for the community. So I turned it into a post!
Consider this my definitive list of links and resources for tinnitus sufferers!
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And if I missed anything important, let me know in the comments below!
Finding a Great Doctor:
- Healthgrades: The resource I recommend above all others for finding a doctor. To find a great doctor near you, start out by searching for highly rated Audiologists in your area.
- The American Tinnitus Association Healthcare Provider Directory
- The Vestibular Disorders Association Provider Directory: If your tinnitus is caused by a vestibular disorder, VEDA’s searchable database of Vestibular Specialists can help you find the right specialist.
- The American Academy of Audiology Doctor Search: Find a local board certified Audiologist.
Nonprofit Organizations that Serve the Tinnitus Community:
- The American Tinnitus Association: The ATA is a US based nonprofit whose mission is to improve the lives of people with tinnitus and hyperacusis by providing hope of a quieter future through education, advocacy, and research toward a cure.
- The Vestibular Disorders Association: The Vestibular Disorders Association is an incredible nonprofit organization that goes above and beyond for the tinnitus community on a regular basis. For more than three decades, VEDA has been a highly respected source of scientifically credible information on tinnitus and vestibular disorders. Through their publications and online community, VEDA has reached millions of vestibular patients with critical information and support.
- Hearing Health Foundation: Hearing Health Foundation is a wonderful U.S. based nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and to promote hearing health through their free quarterly magazine. As the largest non-profit funder of hearing and balance research in the U.S., they have awarded millions of dollars to promising research initiatives, in areas such as hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis.
- The British Tinnitus Association: The British Tinnitus Association is a UK based nonprofit organization that strives to be the primary source of support and information for people with tinnitus and their carers in the UK. Their vision is “a world where no one suffers from tinnitus.” They believe it to be achievable now, to an extent that there are management tools and methods available to enable some not to ‘suffer’, but also want to find a better ways to manage tinnitus, as well as a cure. Their mission is twofold:
- Research – they want a cure, and will drive and demand progress.
- Help – They want everyone to know what tinnitus is, how to prevent it and how to manage it.
- Canadian Tinnitus Foundation: The Canadian Tinnitus Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding awareness of tinnitus in Canada and generating funding for research to find a cure. Their mission is to provide a loud voice to those who suffer silently at the hands of this debilitating condition.
- The Tinnitus Research Initiative: The Tinnitus Research Initiative is a non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients who suffer from tinnitus and tinnitus-related disorders. They believe that by bringing together researchers from a wide range of different disciplines, we will better understand tinnitus, leading to more effective treatments.
- Hyperacusis Research: A nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of effective treatments for hyperacusis and to funding research which will eliminate the underlying mechanisms that cause hyperacusis.
- Starkey Hearing Foundation: A wonderful organization that provides hearing aid to people in need around the world.
- The German Tinnitus Association
Professional and Medical Organizations that Serve the Tinnitus Community:
- Otonomy: A publicly traded biotech firm dedicated to developing new drugs and drug deliver systems for patients with disorders of the ear, including tinnitus.
- Auris Medical: A Swiss biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs in otology.
- Tinnitus Hub: Tinnitus Hub is a social enterprise dedicated to informing and educating the tinnitus community while expanding the knowledge base, and offering safe self-treatment solutions. They provide unique services and tools to promote tinnitus knowledge and awareness, offer support for tinnitus sufferers, and raise funds for existing charities in the search for a cure. They also run the popular Tinnitus Talk support forum.
- Say What Hearing: Say What Hearing is an online resource for individuals in the hard-of-hearing community. Dedicated to hearing loss advocacy, its mission is to inform users, readers, and spouses with loved ones who suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus to take action to improve their hearing.
- Healthy Hearing: Healthy Hearing is an organization with a mission to educate about hearing loss and its implications. They connect people who need hearing help with qualified hearing care professionals with their online directory of consumer-reviewed clinics across the U.S. Healthy Hearing is the leading online information resource for hearing healthcare consumers and strive to provide unbiased, easy-to-understand content that is useful to our millions of visitors.
- The Tinnitus and Hyperascusis Centre – London, UK
- Hearing Health Matters: A website created by and for people who share the belief that Hearing Health & Technology Matters! Their vision is to provide timely information and lively insights to anyone who cares about hearing loss.
RewiringTinnitus.com Tools And Resources:
- Rewiring Tinnitus: How I Finally Found Relief From the Ringing in My Ears: The official Rewiring Tinnitus book is now available on Amazon!
- The Rewiring Tinnitus Trigger Tool: A free fillable, 1-page, PDF tool that I created to help you track your lifestyle and discover what triggers your tinnitus and causes your tinnitus to spike. It’s completely free, so grab your copy today!
- The Tinnitus Relief Project: A comprehensive set of brainwave entrainment audio tracks designed to help you habituate to the sound of your tinnitus. It was created to accompany and enhance all of the techniques and exercises found in the Rewiring Tinnitus book. Includes sound masking tracks, guided meditations, relaxation audio, focus enhancing tracks, and sleep induction music.
- Tinnitus Sleep Relief: A pay-what-you-want album of brainwave entrainment audio tracks engineered (with tinnitus in mind) to help you fall asleep as quickly as possible.
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy – A tinnitus therapy created in the early 90’s by Dr. Pawel Jastreboff and Dr. Jonathan Hazel that combines sound therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help patients habituate.
- Sound Therapy: Sound therapy is the act of using ambient noise to mask the sound of your tinnitus. It isn’t so much a treatment as it is a way to cope in the moment. But it can be incredibly useful if you still have some of your hearing left.
- My Noise: An incredible (free) resource with dozens of sound therapy noise generators. From white noise, to nature sounds, to neuromodulation, you can’t go wrong with this one!
- Moodica: A massive selection of audio and video soundscapes, and acoustic environments.
- A Small Selection of Highly Rated Sound Therapy Apps:
- Acoustic Coordinated Reset Neuromodulation
- Notch Therapy: Notch therapy is a tinnitus treatment that involves identifying a patients tinnitus frequency, removing that frequency from audio, and listening to that audio.
- Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction Course: An online course by Dr. Jennifer Gans, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the psychological impact of deafness and hearing on well-being.
Noteworthy Tinnitus Facebook Pages:
- Rewiring Tinnitus
- Tinnitus Hub
- World Tinnitus Forum
- Living With Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
- American Tinnitus Association
- Brittish Tinnitus Association
Tinnitus Blogs and Websites:
- Rewiring Tinnitus
- Julian Cowan Hill – Tinnitus Author and Therapist
- Hearing Health Matters: Better Hearing Consumer
- Tinnitus Help Me
Tinnitus Support Groups:
- American Tinnitus Association Support Group Directory
- British Tinnitus Association Support Group Directory
- Facebook Support Groups:
- Online Support Group Forums:
- Tinnitus Talk: Tinnitus talk is the largest online tinnitus support forum by far. With over 15,000 members, questions are typically answered quickly and by a large number of people. There are dozens of discussion boards covering everything from new research and clinical trials to treatments, alternative therapies, and general support. It’s a wonderful place to learn more about tinnitus and talk to fellow patients
- Tinnitus Sub-Reddit: Reddit is essentially a website where anyone can set up a discussion board, called a sub-Reddit for any topic they like. The tinnitus sub-Reddit is a highly active support group forum with several thousand members.
- Rewiring Tinnitus: How I Finally Found Relief From the Ringing in My Ears by (ME!) Glenn Schweitzer
- Tinnitus – From Tyrant to Friend: How To Let Go Of the Ringing In Your Ears by Julian Cowan Hill
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: Implementing the Neurophysiological Model by Dr. Pawel Jastreboff and Dr. Jonathan Hazel
- I Can Live with My Tinnitus: A Survival Guide for Tinnitus Sufferers by Roger Bray
Hearing Aid Providers and Resources:
- Consumer Affairs Guide to the Best Hearing Aids for 2017: A comprehensive guide to hearing aids featuring brand comparisons, important features, different types and hundreds of verified consumer reviews. Written by registered nurse and geriatric care manager, Shelley Webb.
- William Demant Holding
- High Fidelity Musicians Earplugs: Protecting your hearing is incredibly important when you live with tinnitus. High Fidelity earplugs will lower the volume without muffling the sound quality:
- Earplugs – A few of my favorite brands:
- Healthy Heart Market – An online store specializing in low and no-sodium foods.
- Low Sodium Foods – An online store featuring all kinds of low and no-sodium foods. Servicing Australia and New Zealand Residents only.
- Selecting a Cochlear Implant Surgeon
Bonus: If you’re tinnitus is caused by Meniere’s disease, click here for The Ultimate List of Meniere’s Disease Links and Resources. I created it after conducting research for my first book, Mind Over Meniere’s: How I Conquered Meniere’s Disease and Learned to Thrive.