We are launching a new, regular feature on Elevating Sound called the Tinnitus Dialogue.
Tinnitus Dialogue will be a peer-to-peer advisory series on issues related to living with tinnitus and hyperacusis. The aim is to offer a supportive voice to help you and your loved ones manage your condition/s and embrace life.
As the founder of Elevating Sound, my passion for sound stems from the fact that I was struck with tinnitus and hyperacusis around 24 years ago – at the age of 16 – after having regularly attended loud concerts.
I have personally experienced how I would have benefitted from more interaction with people who are going through the same experiences as I do. These days, there are many forums online where tinnitus can be discussed, and I hope that the Tinnitus Dialogue feature will become a valuable, helpful and high-quality addition.
On Elevating Sound, you will find insightful and helpful articles about tinnitus and hyperacusis, mixed with the Tinnitus Dialogue peer-to-peer advisory section where things will be discussed with others who are in the same position as yourself.
Our focus is quality of content, which there is a great need for in the area of tinnitus. I’m sad to see how the Internet is being littered with so much tinnitus spam from people who are trying to capitalize on the fact that there is still no cure for tinnitus. On the other hand, I very much admire any of the serious efforts out there to share knowledge and provide valuable information and support to people with tinnitus.
Back to the Tinnitus Dialogue. On a regular basis, a new question will be posted. I will start out by providing my perspective on the particular question and then you as part of the Elevating Sound community will be able to add your thoughts and perspectives in the Disqus comment section.
I’m truly hoping that this could grow into a very supportive peer-to-peer advisory section where we strive to help each other by sharing our personal experiences and words of love.
I believe in the power of people/patients exchanging insights and real-life experiences to figure out a way forward to tackle one’s own challenges. Especially as medical professionals lack many of the answers that we are seeking. Also, at times of hardship, empathic support from others who are in the same situation as you becomes very meaningful.
Besides inviting those of you with tinnitus and hyperacusis as well as your friends and family members to participate in the Tinnitus Dialogue, we also wish to extend a warm welcome to any researchers or healthcare professionals who wish to join and share their knowledge and experience. We should all come together to move our collective knowledge and experience forward to learn more about tinnitus and hyperacusis.
What questions would you like to see discussed in the Tinnitus Dialogue? Please, let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!