Tinnitus Awareness Week 2010

"Bridging the Gap Toward a Cure", May 16-22, 2010

Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW): What is it?

Established around 1927, May has since been known as “Better Hearing and Speech Month” – a time to raise national public awareness, knowledge and understanding of speech, language and hearing disorders. To complement ATA’s year-round advocacy efforts, each year we set aside a week in May to focus specifically on increasing public awareness about tinnitus and most importantly the need for increased funding for tinnitus research. In addition, Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer fun, is always the last Monday of May and a very appropriate time to be mindful of our noisy lifestyles and recreational activities. Think sun, fun, and noise - remember those earplugs! In fact, why not bring along an extra pair for a friend? That’s how awareness begins.

Click to listen to Michael Malusevic and ATA Director of Advocacy & Research Jennifer Born on Portland's 94.7 KNRK radio, Thursday, May 20, 2010, discussing Tinnitus Awareness Week!

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Participate in TAW the entire month of May!

ATA has an interactive calendar that details the various tinnitus activities throughout the month of May. Help do your part to spread tinnitus awareness in your community!

To easily celebrate Tinnitus Awareness Week in your own communities please visit the following ATA Web pages to view and download our Tinnitus Awareness Week resource materials: