New “Hearing aids and tinnitus” leaflet available for professionals
Last updated on 15 August 2012
In response to requests from patients with tinnitus and audiology professionals, we have published a new leaflet sharing updated information and advice about how hearing aids may help in tinnitus management, and explaining how to get a hearing aid and what to expect from it.
Written by Peter Byrom, Adult Audiology Services Lead, Rotherham Community Health Centre, and member of our Professional Advisers’ Committee, the leaflet is intended as a positive and informative source of information about tinnitus and hearing aids.
Ten per cent of the UK adult population have permanent tinnitus. For those that have mild hearing loss, use of a hearing aid can improve quality of life. The advice within the new leaflet aims to reassure tinnitus patients that a simple device can make a real difference to living with tinnitus.
David Stockdale, Chief Executive of the BTA, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our new ‘Hearing aids and tinnitus’ leaflet to professionals. Hearing aids can really help people with tinnitus, and it is important that any treatment plan for tinnitus includes a hearing test. Tinnitus patients can often take longer to adjust to hearing aids, so it is crucial that the right support and guidance is offered to them to ensure a positive outcome.”
The BTA is a certified member of the Department of Health’s Information Standard, meaning that it is a recognised provider of trustworthy, reliable and evidence-based health care information to the public and medical professionals.
for a significant number of people, hearing aids do reduce the effect of tinnitus