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Free online tinnitus hyperacusis coping tool resources

Last update April, 2020. Feature photo by Fernando @cferdo on Unsplash.

There are lots of free resources online for people looking for tinnitus-hyperacusis coping tools. This includes people from the normal hearing, Hearing Loss or Hard of Hearing, and Deaf communities. Scientists think tinnitus-hyperacusis come from hyperactive hearing systems. 

Tinnitus = extra sound heard.

Hyperacusis = extra loud sound heard.

Many people have both. Hyper ears come in all ages and genders. These free international tinnitus hyperacusis links have helpful info, mostly in English. I don’t recommend or endorse resources. These aren’t affiliate links so I don’t get paid if people click on them. This is just an info share on websites with helpful free resources, peer support, and social media options. No sales links.

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Tinnitus Hyperacusis Suicide Helplines and Lifelines

Last update December 2019. Feature photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash.

This is a list of free international lifelines or helplines for tinnitus hyperacusis suicide prevention. If you’re struggling with distress and thinking of hurting yourself, you are not alone. There are millions of people around the world trying their best to cope with hyper ears. There is help without you having to leave home. This includes live chat and helplines or lifelines to call or text.

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Tinnitus Hyperacusis Distress Surveys

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I put together this pdf of commonly used evidence-based tinnitus hyperacusis distress surveys. They are free to print or share for educational purposes (not for resale). It includes:

  • Tinnitus-Decreased Sound Tolerance Distress Scale (from my book Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook)
  • Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (25 questions)
  • Tinnitus Handicap Inventory Screening (10 questions),
  • Tinnitus and Hearing Survey (10 questions including question on decreased sound tolerance)
  • Hyperacusis screening questions.