This is a list of suicide prevention resources. If you’re struggling with depression or distress and thinking of hurting yourself, you are not alone. There are millions of people around the world trying their best to cope with tinnitus and hyperacusis. Resources include live chat and helplines or lifelines to call or text. If you are in urgent need of help, please contact your local emergency services.

Emergency Lifelines

Please only use these emergency lifelines if you are in crisis.

If you are not in crisis, use regular contact info through websites and/or other non-emergency coping tool resources available locally or online.

Action on Hearing Loss

Helpline Telephone: 0808 808 6666

Helpline Textphone: 0808 808 9000


American Tinnitus Association

Help Network Listing: People can talk to or email volunteers with tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance like hyperacusis for support, guidance and resources.

Tinnitus Advisors: in 2018, ATAlaunched a Tinnitus Advisors program. Distressed callers can speak to an audiologist who can answer questions about tinnitus or hyperacusis and help them find local care providers.

Australia or contact 13 11 14

British Tinnitus Association

Helpline Telephone: 0800 018 0527

Canada National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Or Text Telephone: 1-800-799-4889

Association Québécoise de Prévention du Suicide (French): 1-866-APPELLE

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or Live Chat counselling at

UK: contact 116 123

USA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line 741741

Wikipedia has a List of Suicide Crisis Lines by country. Depending on the country, this list includes specific lines for kids, youth, military, and the LBGTQ+ community.

MY3 mobile app

The website for a free MY3 mobile app has support for persons living with suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. It describes how you can “stay connected when you are having thoughts of suicide. With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. Remember: there is hope and a life to look forward to, even in your darkest moments. MY3 can help you get through your most difficult times.

At first I thought I didn’t have 3 so that was depressing. But doctor + 2 different lifelines = 3. Or doctor + support person + lifeline = 3. Check out the My3 app website  for more info.

Non-Emergency Support

I don’t endorse or recommend any particular resource listed. There are helpful websites, twitter feeds and private Facebook groups whether you want people to “chat” with who know what it’s like to have hyper ears, are interested in sharing or getting coping ideas, or want to see what’s current in tinnitus-hyperacusis science. Also try #tinnitus and #hyperacusis

Tinnitus Talk Support Forum (Includes hyperacusis support)

The Hyperacusis Network

American Tinnitus Association

British Tinnitus Association

Acouphenes Quebec

Acufenos Association

France Acouphènes

Deutsche Tinnitus-Liga e.V.

Hyperakusis – Selbsthilfe

Overcoming Addiction for the Sensory Impaired