Nov
3
2015

Tinnitus – information and statistics

Tinnitus is the name for ringing, hissing, buzzing or whistling noises that sufferers of the condition hear in their ears. The name tinnitus comes from the Latin word “tinnire” which means “to ring”.

Usually tinnitus is linked to hearing loss. The condition affects around six million people in the UK. 10% of these find that it severely affects their quality of life.

One in ten people with tinnitus have further medical problems linked to the condition, including problems with sleeping, depression and anxiety.

There are around 750,000 GP visits per year in England relating to tinnitus with one in six people suffering with the condition being told nothing further can be done.

However, it should be noted that although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are a number of treatments that are available to help sufferers manage the condition and reduce the effects of it.

Hearing aids can assist with tinnitus. Tinnitus retraining therapy can be provided which assists sufferers in becoming less sensitive to their tinnitus. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can also help manage sufferers’ emotional reaction to tinnitus.

If you suffer with tinnitus and you have been exposed to excessive levels of noise at work then you may be able to pursue a claim, particularly if you also suffer with hearing loss.

Our specialist industrial deafness solicitors would be able to advise you further about whether you would be able to pursue a tinnitus claim.

Our specialist solicitors will ensure that claiming for industrial deafness is straightforward and such hearing loss claims can be dealt with on a no win no fee a basis.

Should you wish to obtain further information, please contact us.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth has extensive experience in dealing with people suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus. We have a specialist team of solicitors, as well as a fully trained audiologist, who will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and they will do their best to offer an unparalleled support network and specialist legal expertise. If you have suffered a personal injury, which was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.If you are suffering from loss of hearing, buzzing or ringing in your ears, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

If you have been affected by hearing loss or exposure to noisy working environments you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my Claim’ feature on the right hand side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the symptoms that you are suffering from can have serious consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account any time you have had to take off work, any treatment you have had to pay for including the cost of hearing aids and any other losses that you may have incurred.

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