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Paul C.

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Review for American Tinnitus Association, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As the husband of a severe tinnitus sufferer, I can attest to how difficult this affliction can be. Like many millions of other sufferers, my wife struggles each day to live a normal life despite the persistent noise that only she can hear. As maddening as the noise can be, it's equally maddening we know so little about how to silence it. The American Tinnitus Association is one of the few entities that gives hope to tinnitus sufferers and their families. They are advancing research into cures and enlightening policy makers in Washington, D.C. Importantly, ATA also raises awareness about tinnitus among the general public and they provide forums where those suffering from it can gather to discuss treatments and coping mechanisms.

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

My wife and I have been able to get very thoughtful and helpful information from ATA. Though they're immersed in the science of tinnitus, they undestand that each sufferer is a person with thoughts and feelings.

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

Significantly increase its funding. Tinnitus is becoming a national epidemic, thanks in large part to the many thousands of veterans who are leaving the theatre of war with permanent hearing damage. The full weight of the United States government should be behind ATA and the effort to understand and mitigate the myriad causes of tinnitus.

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

My wife's experience as a tinnitus sufferer.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

It coincides with the ATA annual walk in Portland, Oregon.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Our best chance of solving the problem of tinnitus is to support the ATA.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Donor & I'm a regular donor to ATA and have also attended discussion forums they've sponsored.