Old name, new purpose: why we’ve gone back to RNID


Tinnitus is the name for hearing noises that are not caused by an outside source. It’s common – around 1 in 7 adults in the UK have tinnitus all the time or regularly.

Most often, tinnitus is linked to hearing loss or other ear conditions. It’s rarely a sign of a serious condition.

Find out more about tinnitus, what to do if you have it, and what therapies can help.

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Our guide has information about breathing and relaxation techniques, support communities, and what you can do to support a loved one with tinnitus.
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“It’s good to know there is support out there.” – James. From our tinnitus support group and tinnitus guide, to funding research that seeks to silence tinnitus, help us support people with tinnitus – both now and in the future.
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Page last updated: 18 October 2023