Registered Charity No: 1011145 (England & Wales).

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is an independent charity which supports thousands of people who experience tinnitus and advises medical professionals from across the world.

The BTA is the primary source of support and information for people with tinnitus in the UK, facilitating an improved quality of life. They aim to encourage prevention through its educational programme and to seek effective treatment for tinnitus through a medical research programme. The BTA supports over 1 million people affected by tinnitus each year. This support is reliant upon the generous donations of their supporters and fundraisers as they receive no direct government support.

Not an illness or disease, tinnitus is a term that describes the sensation of hearing a noise in the absence of an external sound. Ringing, whistling, and buzzing are common, but more complex sounds may also be reported. Troublesome tinnitus can be very distressing for the affected individual, and issues may arise with sleep, concentration and mood. However, in many cases, subtle changes in people’s environment can address these issues, and improve quality of life.

Gifts in Wills pay for around half of the work the BTA does to help people with tinnitus. None of the research projects they have commissioned this year would be possible without kind donations made in Wills.

The experienced team at the BTA understands the impact that tinnitus can have on the lives of those who experience tinnitus, so seeks to provide expert advice and information free of charge - online at and via a confidential freephone helpline on 0800 018 0527. The BTA can also post printed information and advice.