Following the death and subsequent inquest into the passing of Craig Gill, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to his wife Rose Marie, their children, Craig’s family and his friends. Our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

Tinnitus is a common condition, and the vast majority of people with tinnitus find ways to manage it effectively.  However, there are a very small number of cases every year where tinnitus leads to, or is a factor in, suicide and every one of these is a tragedy.

Medical professionals may under-estimate the impact that tinnitus has on some people and the need for on-going support. Professionals involved in the care of tinnitus patients should be aware of the impact that it can have on their quality of life, and not afraid to address whether the person is having suicidal thoughts, and if so, to act upon that information.

We know it is vital that high quality tinnitus services are available across the UK for the 1 in 10 people living with tinnitus, so such tragic cases can be prevented wherever possible.  In the longer term, we want a cure for tinnitus, and are driving research and demanding progress in this search to fulfil our vision of a world where no one suffers from tinnitus.