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June 7, 2011

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June 7, 2011

The ATA has been there when I have needed them in the past. I first ran across them online when I was searching for info about my tinnitus, and then followed up with them for more information. They sent a great info packet and I did wind up sending in my membership money. I figured it was a pretty good deal, and I was right! I have been happy with the magazine (Tinnitus Today) and get some good email updates as well. I am hoping that our support will lead to a cure soon, and the research that the ATA funds (and helps get the Gov't to fund!) seems to be getting closer and closer. I hope to one day be able to enjoy "silence" again.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Please see my review above. The ATA has been a very easy organization to work with and to get help from!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give them more money! But sadly, I can't afford to. But I do think that with more money they would be able to direct more research towards the search for a cure for tinnitus. I think their only limitations are based on funding.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

online, at www.ata.org

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To take things one day at a time, and to not give up hope for a cure!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 1, 2011

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June 1, 2011

I first developed Tinnitus 11 years ago. It came on quickly and I sought medical treatment from my ENT doctor within the week. Following an exam, I was told that my ears are fine and that I had something called Tinnitus. I knew nothing about Tinnitus and asked what couldbe done for it. I was told nothing, I was told to go home and live with it. I paniced at the thought of living with this sound intrution 24x7, 365 days a year. I was in great dispair and became very anxious and depressed. I frantically search the web for a magic elixer or therapy to stop the ringing. I ran across the ATA website and they had a support line which I called. I explained my situation to the support person and she could sense the panic in my voice. She started by reassuring me that things could be done to alleviate the symptoms and she also told me that they were working hard with researchers all around the world to solve this problem. She did not offer me a cure but she did offer me hope. And hope is a powerful thing for someone at the end of their rope. With the help of the ATS, I've learn to live with my Tinnitus and utilitze many of the coping techniques suggested by them. Had it not been for me stumbling across there website 11 years ago, I'm not sure the story would have ended so well. I'm a big advocate of the ATA, they do very important work.

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Saint Louis with the St. Louis chapter of a ATA support group.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Lobby the American Medical Association (AMA) to educate thier member (doctors) to refer their patients afflicted with Tinnitus to the ATA.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Web

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

They helped enable me get back to my "normally functioning" self.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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