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

Tackling Isolation Appeal

Nobody with tinnitus should feel alone. Tinnitus is an isolating condition. Even in a crowd you can feel alone. Please support our new appeal to set up more support groups.

UK-wide volunteering opportunities

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 member

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

Aged Veterans Project - Update Nov 2018

Georgie Burns-O'Connell gives an update on the project, and explains how you can help.


Author: Nic Wray

Latest news

  • Pete's Big Swim

    A big thank you to Peter, who completed his 100 mile swim challenge in 2018. Find out more about his challenge. Read more

  • Tinnitus Week 4-10 February

    Tinnitus Week 2019 is taking from 4-10 February. We're focusing on tinnitus and isolation this year. Find out more whats talking place here. Read more

  • Share Your Story

    Can you help us raise the profile of tinnitus in the press, by sharing your story? Please find out more here. Read more