Find a Support Group

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

You should 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 that 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 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.

Click here for a calendar of Support Group meetings

Note: Contact information is listed solely for individuals with tinnitus, not individuals or entities interested in soliciting business.

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.

State
City
Support Group Name
Leader(s)Contact Info
ArizonaTucsonTucson Support GroupTrudy Jacobson4th Saturday of the month, 1:00pm
CaliforniaPalo AltoPalo Alto Tinnitus Support Group at AvenidasKen Adler3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30–8:30 pm
CaliforniaSan Francisco San Francisco Tinnitus Support/Education GroupTracy Holcomb800-865-3142
MarylandUniversity of Maryland Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Support GroupChristina Shields301–405–5562
MissouriSt. LouisSt. Louis Tinnitus Support GroupTim Busche636–734–4936
TexasDallas/Ft. WorthDallas/Ft. Worth Tinnitus Support GroupJohn Ogrizovich
Washington DC Area (DC, Maryland, Virginia)Washington DC areaNational Capital Region Tinnitus
Support Group
Monthly virtual meetings; dates announced via email and Facebook Group post
Elaine Wolfson
David Treworgy
WisconsinWisconsin Tinnitus Support GroupDeb Holmen608–219–0277
4th Wednesday of the month, from 6:30–7:30 pm

State
City
Support Group Name
Leader(s)Contact Info
Arkansas (NEW)Mountain HomeMountain Home Tinnitus Support Group
In-person: Thursday, October 13th, 10:00 am

Conference Room B
Donald W. Reynolds Library
Mountain Home, AR
Glenna Fisk                                                   
CaliforniaOrangeOrange County Tinnitus Support GroupBarry Goldberg
CaliforniaPalo AltoPalo Alto Tinnitus Support Group
Virtual meetings are typically held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 5:30–7:30 pm.
Ken Adler
CaliforniaSacramentoSacramento Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:00pm
Pat Clark
CaliforniaSan DiegoSan Diego Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 6–7:30 pm (Virtual & In-Person)
Loretta Marsh
Michael J. Fischer
Dave Phaneuf
CaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco Bay Area Tinnitus Support/Education Group
3rd Thursday of the month @ 3:00pm (4:00pm beginning October 2022)
Sign up for mailing list: https://treblehealth.com/san-francisco-tinnitus-support-group/
Tracy Peck Holcomb, AuD800-865-3142

CaliforniaWalnut CreekHearing Loss & Tinnitus Support Group
Virtual - 1st Thursday of the month 7:00-8:30 pm Pacific Time via MeetUp
Meetup Link: https://meetu.ps/e/L5Td7/J3hcb/i
Mimi Salamat
CaliforniaMusicians With Tinnitus Support Group
Virtual: Sign up here: https://treblehealth.com/musicians-tinnitus-support-group/
Michelle Neidleman Kennedy
ColoradoDenverDenver Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Monday of each month.
Richard L. Marr
303-875-5762
ColoradoMesa CountyMesa County Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Elaine Conlon970-589-0305
FloridaClermontClermont Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held the second Monday of the month
Laura Pratesi, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA352-989-5132
FloridaSarasotaSarasota Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 2:00pm. (except June – September).
Carmen Trotta &
Tom Terrenzi
941-993-7616
FloridaTampaTampa Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically the 3rd Monday of the month.
Joel DeAngelis813-420-0160
GeorgiaAtlantaThe ENT Institute Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held the 3rd Thursday of the month 6:00pm
Sonia Hamidi, AuD, CH-TM
IllinoisGlenviewChicago Suburban Tinnitus Support GroupMargie B.
MarylandCollege ParkUniversity of Maryland-College Park Support GroupChristina Shields, AuD
MarylandWashington DC AreaNational Capital Region Tinnitus
Support Group
Monthly virtual meetings; dates announced via email and Facebook Group post

3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:30 pm
Elaine Wolfson
David Treworgy
MichiganGrand RapidsGrand Rapids Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Robert Ellis616-361-6417
MichiganHollandHolland Tinnitus Support GroupStelios G. Dokianakis, AuD616-392-2222
MissouriSt. LouisSt. Louis Tinnitus Support GroupTim Busche636-734-4936
New JerseyCherry HillSouth 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 YorkBronxBronx Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 1st Thursday of every month (excluding summer months)
Dr. S. Karie Nabinet718-410-2301
917-797-9065
New YorkLong IslandLong Island Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings currently on hiatus, contact group leader by email for support
Anthony Mennella
Lisa Kennedy
516-379-2534
516-486-6746
OregonPortlandPortland Tinnitus Support GroupBryan Shaw
PennsylvaniaLehigh ValleyLehigh Valley Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30–6:30pm.
Luke Ciaccio, PhD610-776-3117
TexasDallas/Ft. WorthDallas/Ft. Worth Tinnitus Support GroupJohn Ogrizovich
TexasAustin
San Antonio
Austin & San Antonio Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Support Group
Meetings are typically held on the the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month, 11:00 am Central
In-Person & Virtual
UT Speech and Hearing Center
2504 Whitis Ave a1100,
Austin, TX 78712
Matthew Randal512-660-7276
VirginiaWashington DC AreaNational Capital Region Tinnitus
Support Group
Monthly virtual meetings; dates announced via email and Facebook Group post

3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:30 pm
Elaine Wolfson
David Treworgy
Washington DCWashington DC AreaNational Capital Region Tinnitus
Support Group
Monthly virtual meetings; dates announced via email and Facebook Group post.
Elaine Wolfson
David Treworgy
WisconsinMadisonMadison Wisconsin Tinnitus Support Group
Meetings typically held 4th Wednesday of the month
Deb Holmen608-219-0277