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National Tinnitus Awareness Week is May 19-25, 2013

Written by AudioNotch Team on April 25, 2013

Categories: Announcement Tinnitus

The American Tinnitus Association (by far the leading nonprofit group with respect to tinnitus advocacy) continues to promote awareness of this condition by organizing events in the United States. From a press release on the subject:

PORTLAND, Ore., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) announced today that National Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) will be celebrated May 19 – 25, 2013. This year, ATA is saluting members of the United States military and all our veterans who have selflessly served, because they suffer from tinnitus disproportionately from the rest of the civilian population. For the past five years, tinnitus has been the number one service-connected disability for veterans from all periods of service and is particularly prevalent in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over 840,000 veterans currently receive disability compensation for tinnitus alone.