Firstly, I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to those of you who have already taken part in this important research and to those of you who have shared information about the research with your friends and family. The questionnaire will be available to complete for the next few months so we would really appreciate it if you could help us in letting aged veterans who have tinnitus know that we would love to hear from them.

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

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 make recommendations for future support for aged veterans based on the needs of ex-service personnel who have tinnitus and take part in this research.

The next steps will be to continue reaching out to aged veterans with tinnitus to let them know they can have their experiences heard about how tinnitus impacts on their life. From November I will be doing some informal interviews and focus groups to get some further information about the impact of tinnitus on aged veterans. If you would like to take part in any stage of this research, or know anyone who would, or you would like some questionnaires to be posted out to share, please contact Georgie on 0114 250 9933 or [email protected]

Many thanks for reading about the project and to those of you who have already been in touch to register your interest - we really do appreciate it because without you this important research would not happen! I look forward to hearing from you soon!