“Tinnitus is the perception of sounds or noise within the ears or head and with no external sound source. These sounds are often described as ringing, humming or buzzing and they can be constant or periodic. Tinnitus is often related to hearing loss – over 70% of people with hearing loss experience some degree of tinnitus.”
For most people, tinnitus is more of an irritant than a major problem, although for some it may have a major influence on their quality of life and cause sleeping problems, anxiety and stress. Some of these effects can be minimised by a combination of counselling, education and sound stimulation. If you have tinnitus, you may have been told that there is no cure…but this does not mean that there is no help available. Stephen has received training from some of the World’s foremost experts in tinnitus research and treatments. In addition, we have access to sound therapies which are not available on the NHS.