Facts and figures
Last updated on 15 November 2012
Mild tinnitus is common ‑ about 10 per cent of the UK adult population have it all the time and, in up to one per cent of adults, this may affect their quality of life.
What the BTA achieved in 2010/2011:
- we have significantly grown and developed the BTA following the appointment of our new Chief Executive
- we undertook our first user survey which received 806 responses, and told us that we offer good quality support providing measurable results but we could improve the design of our website and Quiet magazine, and we should offer more products to help people living with tinnitus
- responding to the survey, we re-designed Quiet magazine in full colour, increasing its focus on research and real lives. Also negotiating costs to ensure no increase in print prices.
- supported 1,000 more people contacting the BTA than in 2009/10
- launched our Facebook page which has attracted over 1,000 users
- in response to the user survey, we obtained grant support to update and re-launch our website to include a new forum, blog and on-line shop. The new site was launched in January 2011 and received an overwhelmingly positive response.
- delivered four of our unique Tinnitus Adviser Training courses to improve support for tinnitus patients, taking our total of those trained to over 500
- worked with over 150 hospitals alongside community groups and business during Tinnitus Awareness Week to raise awareness of tinnitus and improve support for the condition, resulting in our most successful Awareness Week to date
- in response to advances in medical research, we added a new information about Musical Hallucinations to our series
More details can be found in the Annual Report, which can be downloaded from the link on the right, or call 0114 250 9933 to request a copy.
supported 1,000 more people contacting the BTA than in 2009/10