Support Group Listing

Use this listing to find a tinnitus support group near you. Support groups are listed alphabetically by state. Not all groups meet regularly. Please contact the leader to learn more. If you'd like to start a tinnitus support group in your area contact tinnitus@ata.org.

Local Support Group Alerts

We will notify you by email of upcoming tinnitus support group meetings in your area.

See below to sign up for our mailing list.

NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, support groups may cancel their upcoming scheduled meetings. We will post updates as we are notified. 
Even if a meeting is listed, we highly recommend that you reconfirm with the support group leader that it hasn't been cancelled. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, most tinnitus support groups are not meeting in person. Many groups, however, are meeting online and some are open access.

Please contact the group leader directly to confirm upcoming meeting dates and times. For online groups, you will need to register in advance with the leader to receive a link to join a meeting.

Note: Contact information is listed solely for individuals with tinnitus, not individuals or entities interested in soliciting business. If you're a researcher, inquiries about tinnitus patients should be directed to tinnitus@ata.org. For information on advertising, contact editor@ata.org

Groups are arranged according to (1) open-access online groups, followed by (2) online groups open to current members or individuals living within reasonable distance to the regular in-person location, and (3) groups that are on hiatus, or meeting intermittently, during the pandemic.

If you’re interested in starting a group, the ATA provides guidance and resources, including a support group manual. Contact tinnitus@ata.org if you’d like more information.

Disclaimer: Each support group referenced here is independently operated and led by volunteer/s who wish to provide support to the tinnitus community. The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) does not sponsor or endorse their activities and expressly disclaims any responsibility for the conduct of support groups listed here or the information they may provide. The ATA is not a healthcare provider and you should consult with a primary care physician or hearing health professional for qualified medical advice on tinnitus or related hearing disorders. Tinnitus support groups are not intended as a substitute for qualified medical and/or mental health support.

Open Access Online Tinnitus Support Groups

The support groups in this section are open access, enabling anyone to join a meeting. If you wish to participate, contact the group leader via email in advance to register and receive a link. Please be aware that the number of registrants per meeting may be capped so participation is not guaranteed.

Arizona
Tucson Tinnitus Support Group
Group Leader: Trudy Jacobson
T: 520–982–7813
E: trudyj@cox.net

California

Palo Alto Tinnitus Support Group at Avenidas
Group Leader: Ken Adler
karmtac@aol.com
3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30–8:30 pm

San Francisco Tinnitus Support/Education Group
Group Leader: Tracy Holcomb
T: 415–921–7658
E: tracy@hearingspeech.org
Virtual - 3rd Thursday of the month @ 3:00pm
Sign up for the support group mailing list https://www.hearingspeech.org/services/education-counseling-programs/sup...

District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia

National Capital Region Tinnitus Support Group
Group Leaders: David Treworgy, Elaine Wolfson
E: David_Treworgy@yahoo.comerwolfson@comcast.net
Meetings TBD

Maryland

University of Maryland Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Support Group
Group Leader: Christina Shields
T: 301–405–5562
E: shields3@umd.edu

Missouri

St. Louis Tinnitus Support Group
Group Leader: Tim Busche
T: 636–734–4936
E: tbusche@stltinnitus.org

North Carolina

Raleigh Tinnitus Support Group
Group Leader: Saranne Barker
T: 919–790–8889
E: info@rhatc.com

Texas

Dallas/Ft. Worth Tinnitus Support Group
Group Leader: John Ogrizovich
E: dfwtsg@yahoo.com

Washington

Seattle Tinnitus Support Network
Group Leader: Keith Field
T: 206–783–7105
E: keith_r_field@outlook.com
3rd Thursday of the month, 7:30–8:10 pm

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Tinnitus Support Group
Group Leader: Deb Holman
T: 608–219–0277
E: dholmanihearu@gmail.com
4th Wednesday of the month, from 6:30–7:30 pm

All Support Group Listings

State

City

Support Group Name

Leader(s)
(Click on name for E-mail address)

Phone Number

Arizona Tucson Tucson AZ Tinnitus Support Group
(Group is meeting virtually currently during COVID-19. Contact support group leader for more information.)
Trudy Jacobson

(520) 982-7813
 

California

Orange

Orange County Tinnitus Support Group
(Group is meeting virtually currently during COVID-19. Contact support group leader for more information.)

Barry Goldberg

 

California

Palo Alto

Palo Alto Tinnitus Support Group
Palo Alto Avenidas Senior Center
Meetings are typically held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
(Group is meeting virtually currently during COVID-19. Contact support group leader for more information.)

Ken Adler
Amy Nelson, AuD



 

California Sacramento NEW! Sacramento Tinnitus Support Group
Meeting virtually  on the second Wednesday of the month, from 6:30-8:00pm PST
Pat Clark  

California

San Diego

San Diego Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
(Group is meeting virtually currently during COVID-19. Contact support group leader for more information.)

Loretta Marsh
Michael J. Fischer
Dave Phaneuf



 

California

San Francisco

San Francisco Tinnitus Support Group
Virtual - 3rd Thursday of the month @ 3:00pm
​Sign up for the support group mailing list https://www.hearingspeech.org/services/education-counseling-programs/sup...
(Group is meeting virtually currently during COVID-19. Contact support group leader for more information.)

Tracy Holcomb, AuD

(415) 921-7658 

Colorado Broomfield North Denver Tinnitus Support Group (in person)
Broomfield Community Center, Overland Room
Melissa Golden (303)506-9389

Colorado

Denver

Denver Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Monday of each month.
(Group is meeting virtually currently during COVID-19. Contact support group leader for more information.)

Richard L. Marr

(303) 875-5762 

District of Columbia

DC/Maryland/Virginia National Capital Region Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings TBD
(Group is meeting virtually currently during COVID-19. Contact support group leader for more information.)
David Treworgy,
Elaine Wolfson
 

Florida

Clermont

Clermont Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held the second Monday of the month

Laura Pratesi, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA

(352) 989-5123
 

Florida Margaritaville / Daytona Beach Margaritiville Daytona Beach Living with Tinnitus and Hearing Loss Sal Gentile (813) 503-1421
Florida Sarasota Sarasota Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically the 3rd Friday of each month (except June – September).
Carmen Trotta
Tom Terrenzi

 
Florida Tampa Tampa Tinnitus Support
(Meeting virtually starting the 3rd Monday of the month)

Joel DeAngelis

 
Georgia Atlanta The ENT Institute Tinnitus Support Group
(Meeting virtually every 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00pm)
Sonia Hamidi  
Illinois Glenview Chicago Suburban Tinnitus Support Group Margie B.  
Maryland College Park University of Maryland-College Park Support Group Christina Shields, AuD  

Maryland

DC/Maryland/Virginia National Capital Region Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings TBD
(Group is meeting virtually currently during COVID-19. Contact support group leader for more information.)
David Treworgy
Elaine Wolfson

 

 

Massachusetts Boston Tinnitus Support Group Boston Kevin Plovanich  
Michigan Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Robert Ellis (616) 361-6417
Michigan Holland Holland Tinnitus Support Group Stelios G. Dokianakis, AuD (616) 392-2222
Missouri St. Louis St. Louis Tinnitus Support Group Tim Busche (636) 734-4936
New Jersey Cherry Hill South Jersey Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 1st Thursday of every other month at 7:00 pm (January, March, May, July, September, November)
Beth Savitch 
Erin Lustik

(856)602-4200

 

New York Bronx Bronx Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 1st Thursday of every month (excluding summer months)
Dr. S. Karie Nabinet (718) 410-2301
(917) 797-9065
 
New York Long Island Long Island Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings typically held the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 pm
Anthony Mennella
Lisa Kennedy
(516) 379-2534

(516) 486-6746
 
North Carolina Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings typically held fourth Thursday of every month
Sheri Mello, AuD
Saranne Barker, AuD
 
Oregon Portland Portland Tinnitus Support Group Bryan Shaw  
Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Lehigh Valley Tinnitus Support Group Mary G Brownsberger, PsyD, ABPP (610)776-3233
Texas Dallas/Ft. Worth Dallas/Ft. Worth Tinnitus Support Group John Ogrizovich  
Texas Houston Houston Tinnitus Support Group Vinaya Manchaiah

 

Texas San Antonio San Antonio Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Support Group Matthew Randal  

Virginia

DC/ Maryland /Virginia National Capital Region Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings TBD
(Group is meeting virtually currently during COVID-19. Contact support group leader for more information.)
David Treworgy,
Elaine Wolfson

 

Washington Seattle Seattle Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Keith Field (206) 783-7105
Wisconsin Madison Madison Wisconsin Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings typically held 4th Wednesday of the month
Deb Holman (608) 219-0277
  • Some groups do not schedule their meetings far in advance due to leader availability and/or to allow for flexibility when scheduling speakers or for other reasons.  It is important to double-check the ATA Events calendar for the most up-to-date information on Support Group/Self-Help meetings.
  • New groups form all the time, so be sure to check back frequently if you don’t see one in your area.
  • If you don’t see a group in your area, but want to connect with a support system, ATA also has Help Network volunteers who provide one-on-one email and phone support and education. You can view that listing here.

Disclaimer: Each of the support groups referenced here are independently operated and led by volunteers who wish to provide education and support to the tinnitus community.  The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) does not sponsor or endorse these activities and expressly disclaims any responsibility for the conduct of any independent support group or the information they may provide.  ATA is not a health care provider and you should consult with a primary care physician or hearing health professional for qualified medical advice on tinnitus or related disorders.

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