Birmingham & District
Tinnitus Group

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We are a self-help group based in Birmingham in the heart of England. Established in 1981 we have been helping the tinnitus community since that time.

Quite simply we aim to give the best support and information available to help people cope with tinnitus. If you become a member you can be sure to be kept up to date with all the latest developments and any methods of controlling the tinnitus.

What tinnitus is:

Tinnitus is the name given to any kind of noise heard in the ears or head. Different people hear different noises: banging, whistling, humming, buzzing, cracking and ringing - to name but a few. It may seem to come from one ear, both ears or from inside the head, and can vary greatly in volume. The precise cause of tinnitus is not known. However, it is nearly always associated with some kind of damage to the hearing pathway, which can be put down to a number of reasons such as, noise exposure, infections, genetic disorders, and general wear and tear. Tinnitus can affect anyone whose hearing has been damaged to any degree, from those with little or no hearing loss to those who cannot hear at all.

What tinnitus is not:

Tinnitus is not a disease in itself but a symptom or side effect, usually of damage to the hearing. Very, very rarely does it have a sinister cause, and it is certainly not a sign of insanity!

Mission Statement:

  • Our purpose is to give support and information to those who have tinnitus.
  • We try to provide the medical profession with information so that they are more able to help their tinnitus patients.
  • We also support research into this condition.


Why the Birmingham group was set up:

As yet there is no medical cure for tinnitus, and for this reason it needs to be managed from a therapeutic angle. Information, advice and support are the best medicines for tinnitus, and belonging to a group is one way of receiving a regular dose!


Last evening support session in Dudley

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