All you need to know about tinnitus

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is often called ringing in the ears, but it can be buzzing, hissing, whistling or any sound. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.


Author: Nic Wray

What can I do about it?

There are several strategies that can be very helpful in managing tinnitus. Learn more about them here.


Author: Nic Wray

How do I prevent it?

Tinnitus starts for many different reasons, but sometimes it is preventable. Read on and find out more.


Author: Marta Pylinska

Find a support group

There is a network of independent tinnitus support groups around the country supported by the BTA.


Author: Marta Pylinska

Products that can help tinnitus

We have carefully chosen a selection of products to help you manage the buzzing and or ringing in your ears more effectively.

We are the only national charity with a full range of products for people with tinnitus. As we are a charity, buying from us means that any surplus funds help support the work that we do for people with tinnitus.

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Ways to help

About Tea for Tinnitus

Put the kettle on and hold a tea party for your friends, family and/or work colleagues. Offer tea and cakes in return for a donation, and help us raise much needed funds.


Author: Emily Broomhead

Volunteering opportunities where you live

Find out about our volunteering opportunities across Britain, what's involved and how to apply. Whether you have minutes or months, hours or days, we have volunteer roles for you


Author: Dave Carr

Join as an individual

Becoming an individual member of the British Tinnitus Association means you become part of a mutually supportive community, as well as being the first to find out about the latest tinnitus research and receiving some great benefits.


Author: Marta Pylinska

Supporter stories

Thank you to all our fundraisers. Here are some of their stories.


Author: David Steele

Latest news

  • 2018 Shapiro Prize: winner announced

    The 2018 Shapiro Prize has been awarded to two papers, which show clinical benefits for people with tinnitus. Read more

  • BTA Conference: Poster Session

    Take a sneak peak at this years poster submissions for the BTA Annual Conference. Read more

  • Vacancy: Tinnitus Support Manager

    We are looking for a Tinnitus Support Manager who will develop and support the BTA’s information services to drive growth of existing services and enhance the range and quality of information we provide to people with tinnitus. Read more