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Lack of awareness that tinnitus is a sign of hearing loss

One in 12 audiologists (18%) say their patients are unaware tinnitus is linked to hearing loss. To mark Tinnitus Week (1 – 7 February 2021), The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturer’s Association (BIHIMA) questioned its research panel of UK audiologists on the subject of tinnitus awareness. 82% of the audiologists questioned stated their patients are […]

Blog: Please help people with sudden hearing loss

By Carly Sygrove Hi, I’m Carly. Four years ago when I was 34, I lost the hearing in my left ear. I wasn’t ill at the time and I had never had any problems with my ears. It was a normal day until all of a sudden, my head filled with pressure and a loud […]

Blog: Anne’s hearing loss story

Anne Savage DJBy Carly Sygrove In January 2020, I met Anne Savage at the British Tinnitus Association Manifesto Roundtable discussions. The event brought together people with tinnitus, researchers, celebrities, politicians, public health institutions and research funders to discuss ways to advance the search for a tinnitus cure. Anne and I sat opposite each other at one of […]

Blog: Tinnitus & age – What we do know & how we can support

Tinnitus & getting olderTinnitus currently affects around 15% of the world’s population, a small, but still significant percentage of that is severely debilitated by the condition. Debilitation on such a level that it affects the ability to sleep and basic everyday tasks, which most take for granted, are a common hurdle to overcome. This condition is sadly incurable […]

Eva’s hearing loss story

Eva at Palm CanyonCarly Sygrove writes … Following my hearing loss in 2016, I started writing a blog as a way of documenting my thoughts, feelings and observations. It is through my blog that I have connected with many people who have experienced different forms of hearing loss, all with their unique stories. Hearing loss can present many […]

BTA extends it text-based tinnitus support services

BTA extends it text-based tinnitus support servicesThe British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has extended its text based support services to help more of the 7.5 million people living with the condition in the UK. Complementing the existing freephone helpline and email support, they have launched two new text-based services – SMS chat and web chat which will provide free, accurate and personalised […]

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