Mapping Awareness (Google Trends)

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by GregCA, Sep 7, 2016.

    1. GregCA
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      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      It's not a perfect proxy, but maybe good enough as a first order approximation of it: google trend for tinnitus.

      Not particularly encouraging unfortunately.
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    2. Aaron123

      Aaron123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      00/0000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Irrelevant
      Interesting. Two questions:

      1) What does that trend look like compared to something like Alzheimer's? (or some other disease/illness/condition of your choice)

      2) Do you have the actual data in a spreadsheet?
       
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      GregCA
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      Otosclerosis
      1) Why don't you try it? I provided the link in my original message. Alzheimer's curve has a similar first half, but it's trending higher in the second half (recent past), while tinnitus stays relatively flat.

      2) No, it's a chart generated by google. It doesn't look like the data can be exported. The unit is not very specific anyway: it looks like it's normalized somehow, because the numbers all look to be between 0 and 100. We can tell, for example, that Alzheimer's trend is about twice as much as Tinnitus', but I don't have the detailed explanation about what those numbers actually mean, so we have to take it with a grain of salt.
       
    4. whale
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      whale Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/25/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      Man cancer is kicking our ass. I think we have a PR issue. If you look at sites like ATA, they got a bunch of old people sailing and playing golf. Nobody cares about old people, and those old farts look happy they got tinnitus. We need a campaign with a soldier alone in his room "holding his ears", saying "I can still hear the war, ringing in my heard. Please help it stop!"

      Hell, we can even pair up with cancer. I read on a few forums where people on chemo got tinnitus. There could be a spot where this young kid is all hooked up on a chemo chair wearing a cap and he says "now I just wish the ringing would stop."

      Also young pregnant women or those just given birth. There seems to be a lot of those postpartum chronic tinnitus cases. That's some life threatening stuff right there. Someone is not coming out alive from that.

      I could be the Don Draper of tinnitus if I had a budget.
       
    5. attheedgeofscience
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      attheedgeofscience Member Mighty Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Childhood
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      Head Injury
      So many thoughts, so little action.

      As usual.
       
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    6. valeri

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      Clever I must say!
      This is what we need, fresh creative ideas that are not hard to realise!

      @Markku and @Steve have you read this post?
       
    7. Foncky
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      Foncky Member Benefactor

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      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music. Balloon. Genes.
      I can make photos, that was part of my previous job. Thought about that before. Like showing people in every day situations (like going to the supermarket or restaurants, playing with kids, etc) with earmuffs on, isolated from other people who don't even know a condition such as hyperacusis exist.
       
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    8. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Maybe do a sample and see what others think!
      Sounds good though!
       
    9. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Since the trend is falling I'm wondering if there's a cure we didn't hear about:)
       
    10. AUTHOR
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      GregCA
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      Otosclerosis
      I wish...
       
    11. AUTHOR
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      GregCA
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      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Positive news: 2.5 years later... the awareness curve looks better! About 10% YOY increase in the past 3 years! (I measured peak to peak)

      https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=tinnitus

      Notice the patterns of "yearly mountain": given when the peak happens, I imagine it has to do with the Feb "Awareness Week" and related activities.
       
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    12. Drone Draper
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      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL, ETD and work stress
    13. AUTHOR
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      GregCA
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    14. Drone Draper
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      Location:
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      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL, ETD and work stress
      Yes, but quite how much smaller is the sad part.
       
    15. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      The non-existent Thomas Coleman and his "Tinnitus Miracle" is the 3rd most popular search.

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    16. AUTHOR
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      GregCA
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      It's not. There's a ton of words that can be added to "tinnitus". "cure" is just one out of many, so "how much smaller" is absolutely to be expected, and nothing to derive any positive or negative feelings about.

      It will be exactly the same output no matter what you put in: try cancer & cancer cure:
      https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?geo=US&q=cancer,cancer cure

      In other words, it means absolutely nothing when it comes to interest in tinnitus cures. Nothing to be sad about.
       

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