The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides expert guidance for clinical practice, which is adopted by healthcare professionals.

NICE are currently working on a set of guidelines for the treatment of tinnitus. The draft guidelines have been published, and they make a number of recommendations for both current management of tinnitus and for future research.

For example, psychological therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), are recommended for people with tinnitus that causes them distress.

For people with tinnitus-related hearing loss, hearing aids are recommended.

We have been asked as stakeholders representing people with tinnitus for our opinion - but we can't do it without you! We want to hear the views of people with tinnitus about what they think about the recommendations made in the guidelines - that means you!

You can read the draft guidelines below, or visit the NICE website for more information and context here 

  NICE_tinnitus_management_and_assessment_guideline_DRAFT_for_consultation.pdf

  We have set up a survey for your feedback - you can find it here - the survey closes on 13 October, so please don't delay.

We will then use your comments in our official response to NICE, which will be available to all on our website from late October.