This project is a collaboration between the BTA and Dr Derek Hoare at the University of Nottingham. Together we have secured funding from The Royal British Legion from the Aged Veterans Fund, funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds to explore the impact of tinnitus on UK military veterans who have tinnitus and were born before 1st January 1950.

The Aged Veterans Fund was set up to help aged ex-service personnel who need health-related support or who have social care needs. Our research will highlight any tinnitus support that is currently available specifically for aged veterans and make recommendations for future support based on the needs of veterans who have tinnitus.

Most previous research exploring veterans with tinnitus has been done in the US, from which we know that tinnitus is prevalent amongst those who have served in the American Armed Forces.

Ageing increases the risk of hearing loss, which can be a factor in experiencing tinnitus. We hope to use the findings from our research to suggest recommendations that positively influence the support received by current and future veterans of the UK Armed Forces.

We are asking aged veterans to complete our questionnaire (this should take no longer than 10 minutes). People who we want to take part are people who:

  • have served at least one day in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (British Armed Forces). This includes surviving World War 2 veterans, those who undertook National Service and other voluntary enlisted veterans
  • have experienced tinnitus
  • were born before 1st January 1950 (currently 68 years young!)
  • are a permanent resident in the UK.

You will find the survey here:

If you would prefer to fill in a paper copy of the questionnaire, you can download it here:


Alternatively, we can post a paper copy to you - please contact Georgie on [email protected] or call 0114 250 9933.

Please read the participant information before completing the study.