1 in 7 adults in the UK live with tinnitus. It can be deeply distressing for those who experience severe symptoms. There is currently no cure but, with the right support, it’s possible to find ways to manage it.
This Tinnitus Week, we’re shining a light on the experiences and needs of people with tinnitus, the support RNID can offer and how you can help us find a cure.
Help silence tinnitus
There’s currently no cure for tinnitus, and our understanding of what causes it is limited. We fund tinnitus researchers to help develop treatments and cures. Support our research today.
My tinnitus journey, with Jamie Laing
TV personality, podcaster and entrepreneur Jamie Laing is working hard at raising awareness of tinnitus and supporting our hunt for a cure. Read Jamie’s story.
“The amazing thing is RNID is doing some incredible work, and they’re trying to raise £12,500 for an amazing campaign. And, so, to anyone watching this right now: donating a fiver – anything you possibly have – will make the world of difference.
To hear silence again… to get rid of the ringing… I would do almost anything.”Help us and Jamie silence tinnitus today.
Learn more about tinnitus
There are lots of treatments options for tinnitus to suit different people. It can take some time, but fortunately, many people find something that works for them.
The impact of tinnitus
Explore our social research in how tinnitus, along with hearing loss and deafness, impacts people in employment, health and social inclusion.
Meet our tinnitus researchers
Learn more about our tinnitus researchers and what global projects we’re funding right now.
Professor Raj Shekhawat
Institution: Flinders University, Australia
Tinnitus research project: Does neuromodulation have what it takes to silence tinnitus for the long-term?
Professor Peter McNaughton
Institution: King’s College London
Tinnitus research project: Chronic pain – how it might help us find a treatment for tinnitus
What does tinnitus sound like?
Tinnitus sounds different to everyone who has it. Some describe it as hissing, humming, buzzing or whooshing.
This audio clip simulates what tinnitus might sound like to some people. Content warning: the audio clip may be unpleasant or triggering for people who have tinnitus.
The truth about tinnitus
With Richard McKearney, Audiology Adviser at RNID
“One of the biggest myths I often come across is that nothing can be done to help with tinnitus. This is absolutely not true. Health professionals can offer a range of options to help manage tinnitus, including hearing aids for people with hearing loss, sound therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy. Everyone’s tinnitus is different – and different approaches work for different people.
“If you have tinnitus, please download our Tinnitus Guide to find out more about the support available as well as some tips and techniques that can help.”
(Press the play icon on the video to watch with captions).
Image and video credits
All Jamie Laing content is credited to Junction Eleven Limited & RNID.