The internet is awash with tinnitus tips and tricks, some more trustworthy than others. Whether you have tinnitus or you’re a clinician looking to support your tinnitus patients, it can be difficult to navigate.
We wanted to help. So we asked clinical experts and people with tinnitus to tell us what tools and resources they find useful. The result is the list below – a curated selection of websites, forums, videos, interactive tools, apps, and training options. It’s far from comprehensive, but designed instead to give you a jumping off point to learn more, find support, and move forward on your tinnitus journey.
Have a browse, share the list with others, and tell us what you think.
Information and support
- Tinnitus First Aid Kit: Information and advice for people experiencing tinnitus for the first time
- Mayo Clinic Connect Hearing Loss Support Group: Online, moderated forum to connect with others experiencing tinnitus and/or hearing loss
- Living Well with Tinnitus by Hashir Aazh and Brian Moore: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral therapy, written by two recognized experts
- Living with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis by Laurence McKenna, David Baguley, and Don McFerran: A deep dive into the causes and effects of tinnitus, plus strategies and practical advice for living with it
Check out the websites of Tinnitus UK, the American Tinnitus Association, and Soundfair for information about tinnitus, online forums, and lists of support groups. And read this research on the benefits of tinnitus support groups. Spoiler: they help people share knowledge, feel connected, and become more resilient.
- Decision Aid: One-page PDF to help clinicians and their patients make decisions together on treatments or strategies, developed by Aston University, UK, and the British Tinnitus Association (now Tinnitus UK)
- The CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme: One-to-one support and cognitive behavioral therapy online, by hearing therapist and psychotherapist Debbie Featherstone, UK
- Oto: An app offering online therapy and personalized support, developed by tinnitus experts
- Progressive Tinnitus Management resources: Practical resources for clinicians and patients, developed by the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, USA
- Ida Tinnitus Tools: An online or PDF tinnitus thermometer for patients to communicate how they’re experiencing and coping with their tinnitus, a guide to help clinicians communicate effectively and empathetically, plus videos of patients, audiologists, and clinical encounters
Guidelines and training (for clinicians)
- NICE guidelines on the assessment and management of tinnitus: Detailed but digestible guidelines on how to deliver person-centered tinnitus support, by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK
- Tinnitus Management module: Online, Masters-level course in developing and delivering patient-centered rehabilitative services for people with tinnitus, by Aston University, UK
- Hashir International Education and Training: Online, specialist training courses and workshops in misophonia, tinnitus, and hyperacusis
- Tinnitus Management: Free online course on person-centered communication with tinnitus patients, in the Ida Learning Hall
With thanks to Anna Pugh, Helen Pryce, Paula Myers, Shari Eberts, and Sue Falkingham.
Note: Inclusion on the list does not mean endorsement by the Ida Institute.