Tinnitus Week 2019 — Let Your Voice Be Heard

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by Markku, Nov 18, 2018.

    1. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Founder Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Dear members,

      Christmas is only a month away, and we are already working towards our campaign for Tinnitus Week 2019, which will take place from 4-10 February. The theme of Tinnitus Week, this time around, will be Social Isolation.

      We are fully aware that the impending holiday season is not necessarily going to be easy for some of you. Your tinnitus might inhibit you from enjoying the season’s festivities as you used to or as you would like.

      And obviously it’s not just during the holidays that you may struggle with social activities. For instance, are you still able to go to the movies or concerts? Do you spend as much time with friends as you used to? Do you sometimes feel lonely because of your tinnitus? Do your loved ones understand what you are going through?

      You can help raise awareness about the social impacts of tinnitus by sharing your personal story. This can be in any format you like, e.g. written, audio, video, cartoon – whatever you feel most comfortable with.

      The only rules are:
      - You should talk about how tinnitus has impacted your social life, e.g. connections with friends, family or loved ones; ability to go out, etc.
      - Your submission, whatever format it’s in, should preferably take no more than a few minutes for the public to read/hear/view.

      Please respond to this thread, either publicly or to me and Hazel via PM, if you’re interested in participating. Tell us what you’d like to submit, and we’ll take it from there.

      We will keep this thread open until 1 January, and then use a selection of the submissions for our campaign during Tinnitus Week.

      Let your voice be heard and send us your story!
       
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    2. newarrior

      newarrior Member

      Location:
      Bangkok
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concerts
      Awesome. Thanks!
       
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    3. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Can we also mention hyperacusis or only tinnitus?
       
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    4. Hazel
      Dreaming

      Hazel Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one-sided hearing loss (of unknown origin)
      You can also talk about hyperacusis!
       
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    5. Starthrower
      Wtf

      Starthrower Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      Oh geee... it but just faded away (like the ATA reported) :arghh:

      Our voices need to be heard.
       
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    6. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      I would gladly contribute. I sent Markku a pm.
       
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    7. Starthrower
      Wtf

      Starthrower Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      I would like to work on and submit my story and my friend Dave's story. It is a brutal read so I am hesitant.
       
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    8. Hazel
      Dreaming

      Hazel Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one-sided hearing loss (of unknown origin)
      Hey folks,

      We had a few people expressing interest but so far no submissions!

      We sadly won't be able to raise any awareness if we don't get your stories :(

      Let your voice be heard!!!
       
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    9. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      I'll write one up!
       
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    10. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Founder Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      If there's anybody out there that would like to share their story on a video that we can publish during the Tinnitus Week, that would also be very good - videos tend to have more impact than text when shared on social media etc.

      But text stories work as well. :)
       
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    11. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      I’ll write something up, I’ll message you before the deadline. It’s takes me a while to articulate what I need to say due to this haze I’m still in.
       
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    12. Samantha R

      Samantha R Member Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Geelong Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
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    13. Hazel
      Dreaming

      Hazel Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one-sided hearing loss (of unknown origin)
      Great! Good luck, and let us know if you need any help :)

      Perfect. I know, it's not easy to write your experience down in a well articulated way that appeals to others. Let me know if you need any help!

      That's perfect! As Markku pointed out, videos tend to be most impactful. And I'm sure you'll do a great job :)
       
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    14. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      Thanks Hazel, I may take you up on that but I will give it a go by myself first.
       
    15. Samantha R

      Samantha R Member Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Geelong Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      @Hazel You'll have to let me know the best way to send it to you. :)
       
    16. Hazel
      Dreaming

      Hazel Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one-sided hearing loss (of unknown origin)
      Please PM me and @Markku when you have something to share, and we'll provide instructions!
       
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