This stressful and upsetting condition of hearing whooshing, buzzing, or other intensely annoying sounds with no external source is poorly understood. For some, it becomes difficult or impossible to lead a normal life.
A survey by the charity carried out in November with 2,600 people with tinnitus, suggests almost one in 10 living with the condition has experienced thoughts about suicide or self-harm in the past two years.
One in three thought about their condition every hour – causing them anxiety and sadness.
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