The word ‘tinnitus’ comes from the Latin word for ‘ringing’ and it is estimated that 10% of UK adults have tinnitus, with one in ten going on to report severe effects on their quality of life including depression, anxiety, stress and sleep deprivation.

During tinnitus awareness week the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) will be highlighting the valuable support service it provides to sufferers, as well as raising awareness of their UK freephone helpline: 0800 018 0527. For more information on the work BTA do please click here.