It ’s Tinnitus Awareness Week – so what hope is there for sufferers?

A new technique involving coloured lights may, sadly, not be the breakthrough sufferers of the condition are looking forThe UK ’s estimated 6 million tinnitus sufferers are often left to flounder when their GPs fail to offer the help they want. So a report this week thatcoloured lights, that “distract” people’s brains, may help alleviate the condition will be music to their ears. Unfortunately, close reading reveals that the research, at the University of Leicester, is yet to achieve a breakthrough.This isTinnitus Awareness Week, and the British Tinnitus Association is working hard to raise its profile. It hasreleased new guidance for GPs and launchedan online platform, Take on Tinnitus, for people who are newly diagnosed. But how much hope is there?Continue reading...
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