About the BTA
Last updated on 15 April 2013
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is a world leader in providing support and advice about tinnitus. We provide accurate, reliable and authoritative information, much of it written by medical professionals or clinical researchers.
Most of it is available on this website and is free to download and use. If we've been of help you might consider joining the Association or perhaps supporting us with a donation to help us to help others; our work relies entirely on the generosity of our members and supporters, as we receive no government funding. Click here to find out how to support the BTA
The British Tinnitus Association strives to be the primary source of support and information for people with tinnitus and their carers in the UK and to advocate on their behalf.
We aim to encourage prevention through our educational programme and to seek effective management of head noise through a medical research programme.
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) was formed in 1979, became a fully registered charity in 1992 and has grown steadily since.
From its base in Sheffield, the BTA helps and supports the public, professionals and organisations to achieve better tinnitus awareness.
The BTA currently employs 9 members of staff.
How we help
The BTA works to help individuals with tinnitus and the wider public understand more about tinnitus, coping strategies and raising awareness amongst the general public. It does this via:
- a confidential freephone helpline - 0800 018 0527
- over 30 information leaflets, written by leading medical professionals, that are distributed free of charge
- Quiet, the BTA’s quarterly magazine
- this website, containing information and advice for all audiences
- attending awareness raising events across the UK
The BTA also works with medical professionals to support medical and clinical research and supports professionals to gain the skills and understanding of tinnitus to treat patients. The BTA achieves this through:
- running Tinnitus Adviser Training courses
- our Annual Conference, the only purely tinnitus related conference held in the UK
- providing a bursary scheme for professionals to attend tinnitus related training
- funding medical research into tinnitus
By becoming a Corporate Member of the BTA, these organisations are demonstrating their commitment to serving the tinnitus community at large, as well as supporting the primary tinnitus charity in the UK.
a world leader in providing support and advice about tinnitus