Find a Support Group

Tinnitus support groups can provide individuals with a sense of community, understanding, and practical advice. By sharing experiences and coping strategies in a supportive environment, participants often feel less isolated and more empowered to navigate the unique challenges of tinnitus. While support groups listed on ATA's platform are independently run, there is a shared goal of fostering resilience and promoting emotional well-being.

If you're interested in joining a group, contact the group leader to confirm meeting dates and times. For online groups, you will need to register in advance to receive a meeting link.

Note that groups are listed according to geographic location and not all are open access.

If you're interested in starting a support group, contact tinnitus@ata.org.

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
CaliforniaPalo AltoPalo Alto Tinnitus Support Group at AvenidasKen Adler3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30–8:30 pm
IowaThe University of Iowa Tinnitus Education and Support GroupJulie Jeon, AuD, PhD2nd Wednesday of the month, starting from June, from 9:00–10:00 am. First meeting June 12.
MarylandUniversity of Maryland Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Support GroupChristina Shields
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.
Group website

All Support Group Listings

State
City
Support Group Name
Leader(s)Contact Info
ArizonaTucsonTucson Support GroupTrudy Jacobson4th Saturday of the month, 1:00pm
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 only as of May 2023.
Loretta Marsh
Michael J. Fischer
Dave Phaneuf
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
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-AAA352-989-5123
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 RapidsMarketplace Tinnitus Group Robert Ellis616–949–4911
MichiganHollandHolland Tinnitus Support GroupStelios G. Dokianakis, AuD616-392-2222
MissouriSt. LouisSt. Louis Tinnitus Support Group
Virtual, Meetings held on 1st Wednesday of even months, 7:00-9:00pm Central
Tim 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
OklahomaOklahoma CityTinnitus Together Support Group
Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Monday of month, 6:30pm at Crossings Community
Church, LifeCare Center.
Pam Timmons405-639-2877
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.
Group Website
Deb Holmen608-219-0277