Tinnitus is the medical term for ‘the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when no external sound is present’. In most cases tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning only the sufferer can hear it. Typically, sufferers describe the sound as “ringing in ears,” “It started one day
with a cold”though there are many other descriptions such as hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring and chirping.
Persistent tinnitus is experienced by approximately 10 per cent of the adult UK population making it one of the most common of physical symptoms. Tinnitus “My GP didn't have
any answers”affects the quality of life of up to 1% or 632,000 adults in the UK.
About 7 per cent of the population consult a doctor for tinnitus but only 2.5 per cent seek specialist help.
Currently, there is no known tinnitus cure but there are methods whereby sufferers“The more
stressed I got, the
worse it became” can help to manage their condition. No surgery or medication has been shown to eliminate tinnitus in any clinically accepted study; this website is designed to provide advice, support, information and guidance for Tinnitus sufferers.