Individuals with distressing tinnitus often go on to develop insomnia as a secondary difficulty.

Despite being very common, we still do not fully understand why and how tinnitus-related insomnia might begin and persist. Cognitive Behavioural models of insomnia suggest that this might be related to thoughts and behaviours about sleep, but further research is required.

This study aims to look at different groups, including those who do not suffer from tinnitus or insomnia, to explore whether such sleep-specific thoughts and behaviours are central to insomnia-related tinnitus. This could shed light on potential treatment options that could be beneficial to individuals who experience insomnia secondary to tinnitus.

To find out more about the study, and to complete the questionnaires that are key to the research, visit

We will then ask you some initial questions following which we will ask you to complete some questionnaires that will take approximately 25 minutes.

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