Tinnitus Week is taking place from 5-11 February

This year sees the first global Tinnitus Week. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the condition, which affects approximately 1 in 10 of the population.

Tinnitus is the term for hearing sounds that come from inside your body, rather than from an outside source.

It’s often described as “ringing in the ears”, although several sounds can be heard, including:

  • buzzing
  • humming
  • grinding
  • hissing
  • whistling

Tinnitus can affect people of all ages, including children, but is more common in people aged over 65.

Information taken from the NHS website

This week we will be joining in with other organisations to raise awareness of Tinnitus, sharing information and stories from across the web.