Tinnitus Awareness Week is running from 5-11 February this year. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the condition, which affects approximately 1 in 10 of the population.

A recent British Tinnitus Association survey found that just under a third of UK parents (32%) think children under the age of 10 can have tinnitus; and just 37% think it can affect children aged 10 to 16.

The research, which coincides with Tinnitus Week and is part of the charity’s Kids Talk Tinnitus, also revealed many parents are unaware of the common signs of the hearing condition in children, such as anxiety or difficulty concentrating.

To help tackle the problem, the charity has created guidance for both parents and teachers.



You can find out more about Tinnitus via the British Tinnintus Association website via this link

You can also join in the Thunderclap using the hashtag #TinnitusWeek across your social media channels

If you think you have Tinnitus, listen to these sufferers talking about how their Tinnitus sounds



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