Tinnitus impacts 1 in 7 adults in the UK and severely diminishes the quality of life for 1 in 6 of those individuals.
In December 2023, we conducted a study involving 478 people living with tinnitus to delve into your experiences and the challenges you encounter in accessing healthcare support for the condition.
The findings were frankly distressing but backed up by what we’re hearing from you via our helpline and support services:
Tinnitus is also linked to social isolation, impacting relationships and daily life, with two-thirds of respondents avoiding contact with friends, minimising social activities, or facing difficulties at work.
Despite National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines introduced in March 2020, substantial challenges persist in healthcare support for tinnitus sufferers.
In response to these alarming findings, we’re calling for immediate action:
Article and study written by: "Tinnitus UK".
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