HRF Tinnitusföreningen i Stockholms län
The Tinnitus Association in the Stockholm District of the Association of the Hard of Hearing
Many people are very worried about what happens when they are afflicted by inexplicable sounds in the ears or in the head.
Good information based on facts has a calming effect and may banish the anxiety.
Tinnitus (ear buzz) can best be described as a sound experience for which no sound source can be shown. Many prefer to use the medical term tinnitus. Tinnitus is by itself not an illness but a symptom for which many reasons may exist.
The sound experiences can be very different e.g. clicking, persistent tones and various hissing sounds.
No treatment of tinnitus effective for most people exists at present. There are, however, different forms of treatment that in specific cases can alleviate the experiences of the sound. We may roughly classify these treatments as medical, acoustic and psychological. It is not uncommon for people with severe tinnitus to try many forms of treatment.
The Tinnitus Association has a self-help group called ”The Tinnitus Comrades”. It is a discussion group where people with tinnitus meet to talk, listen and support each other.