The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Treatment of Tinnitus and Tinnitus Sufferers in Norway: What Is Our Present Standing? Where Do We Go from Here?

Author(s): Steinar Birkeland

During the last 3 years, The Norwegian Association of Hard of Hearing People (HLF) has tried systematically to put the needs of tinnitus sufferers on the map. A primary goal is the strengthening of tinnitus treatment. Additional goals are to ensure vocational reemployment, to release welfare benefits, and the like. First we briefly summarize HLP's present achievements. During this relatively brief period, a successful political lobbying effort has been aimed at the authorities responsible for granting funds. HLF has served also as an initiator of public relations and an instrument for the distribution of information. HLF has started help-toself- help groups and has carried out worskhops and seminars for the average tinnitus sufferer. HLF has been responsible also for the development of a tinnitus contact network in all of Norway's counties

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