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Commentary on the latest tinnitus news and research developments, case studies and other updates from The Tinnitus Clinic.


Lenire tinnitus therapy – remarkable results

  April 11th, 2024

Lenire dual mode technology for the treatment clinical trials demonstrates long-term improvement.


New hearing aid from Starkey – Genesis AI

  February 21st, 2024

The acclaimed hearing aid manufacturer Starkey Hearing Technologies has just launched their newest instrument platform Gensis AI in the UK.


New hearing aid for people with tinnitus

  June 19th, 2023

The renowned hearing aid manufacturer Widex is in the process of commercialising a new type of hearing aid system that is specifically designed to help patients with tinnitus and milder hearing losses.


FDA Grants Lenire Tinnitus Treatment De Novo Approval

  March 8th, 2023

We are delighted to report that Neuromod Devices Ltd. has been granted approval by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to supply the Lenire tinnitus therapy system to patients in the U.S.


Tinnitus symptoms following coronavirus (COVID-19)

  November 17th, 2022

Our experience treating people who have suffered severe COVID-19 illness.


New-onset tinnitus after coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

  October 6th, 2022

In a recent study published in The Laryngoscope researchers assessed the incidence of new-onset tinnitus after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination.


Lenire trial results

  July 11th, 2022

The results of the second randomised controlled trial (RCT) examining the efficacy of the Lenire tinnitus therapy system have now been published in the respected journal "Nature - Scientific Reports".


Hearing sounds against background noise

  June 15th, 2022

New AI-enabled hearing aids from Starkey can help isolate sounds that a user would prefer to hear from complex background noise.


New study shows Lenire can reduce tinnitus symptoms

  April 28th, 2022

A new “real-word”, 20 patient study (Buechner et al 2022) investigating the effectiveness of Lenire in alleviating tinnitus symptoms.


New Drug Prospect Stimulates the Growth of Inner Ear Hair Cells

  April 21st, 2022

Loss or damage of hair cells in the cochlea leads to hearing loss. This new drug may help restore hearing.


Possible link between Visual Snow Syndrome and Tinnitus

  March 14th, 2022

Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS) is an uncommon (estimated prevalence of around 2% in the UK) neurological condition that causes individuals to see black, white or transparent dots in their field of vision.


New Starkey Livio products for tinnitus therapy

  March 10th, 2022

Starkey Hearing Technologies have just launched a new product range that is specifically designed to be used by audiologists in order to improve hearing whilst having the capability to provide bespoke tinnitus sound therapy.


Research: sound and tongue stimulation reduces tinnitus symptoms

  May 23rd, 2021

A recently published research paper 'Bimodal neuromodulation combining sound and tongue stimulation reduces tinnitus symptoms in a large randomized clinical study' has some very encouraging results.


COVID-19 associated anxiety enhances tinnitus

  April 29th, 2021

There has been an awareness in the audiology world since March 2020, that some patients who have reported having COVID 19 also report an increase in tinnitus symptoms.


Tinnitus strongly linked to Covid-19 after study finds the symptom affects 15% of patients

  March 22nd, 2021

An article from the i online newspaper which features The Tinnitus Clinic’s Mark Williams following a new study which found the tinnitus was mentioned by a large proportion of those infected with Covid-19.


Audiology and COVID

  December 10th, 2020

The practising of Audiology during the COVID epidemic has required us to rethink how we help patients.


The Tinnitus Clinic leads the way with remote tinnitus assessments

  March 24th, 2020

The Tinnitus Clinic has launched a remote consultation service that will allow patients to have a virtual assessment for tinnitus or hearing loss with an expert audiologist.


Tinnitus study highlights success rate of pioneering treatment

  February 3rd, 2020

Tinnitus study highlights success rate of pioneering treatment


Tinnitus patients to be treated from home thanks to new ‘tech-savvy’ app

  November 15th, 2019

Tinnitus sufferers can now be treated by some of the UK’s leading specialist audiologists from the comfort of their own home, thanks to the introduction of a ‘hugely beneficial’ patient app.


Tech savvy hearing aid comes to London

  September 4th, 2019

Harley Street-based audiology practice, The Tinnitus Clinic, is now offering the pioneering Signia Styletto Connect hearing aid.


A ‘culture of high-quality sustainable care’ – Tinnitus Clinic rated ‘Good’ in all areas

  July 3rd, 2019

The report from the CQC describes how staff treat patients with “kindness, respect and compassion” and noted the clinic’s “culture of high-quality sustainable care”.


Revolutionary tinnitus treatment launches at West Midlands clinic

  May 9th, 2019

Tinnitus sufferers in the West Midlands will have access to pioneering treatment for the first time following the launch of a new partnership.


Warrington clinic launches ‘life changing’ tinnitus treatments

  March 19th, 2019

Two pioneering tinnitus treatments have been introduced for the first time at a hearing clinic in Warrington, offering new hope to thousands of sufferers.


New Harley Street role for audiology expert

  March 14th, 2019

Hearing specialist Shamim Patel has joined The Tinnitus Clinic to take on a new role at its flagship site in London. Shamim has been appointed as a Senior Audiologist and Practice Manager at The Tinnitus Clinic, Harley Street.


A day without tinnitus: "tranquillity"

  February 5th, 2019

What would a day without tinnitus sound like to you? To mark Tinnitus Week 2019, from 4 - 10 February, the team at The Tinnitus Clinic has launched an awareness raising campaign to engage with sufferers.


Continued growth for The Tinnitus Clinic

  December 1st, 2018

More people across the UK can now benefit from the very latest tinnitus treatments, following continued growth of The Tinnitus Clinic.


Latest tinnitus treatment trial results

  November 10th, 2018

Ninety per cent of tinnitus sufferers have reported significantly improved symptoms after using a ‘pioneering’ treatment, according to new research.


New online tool offers tinnitus sufferers sound match and treatment options

  September 5th, 2018

A tea kettle, buzzing cicada or screeching noise? Tinnitus suffers are being invited to use a new online, sound matching tool to help better understand their type of tinnitus and the potential treatments that might be able to help them.


Rapid expansion takes The Tinnitus Clinic across UK and Europe

  August 22th, 2018

Millions of people across the UK and Europe can now benefit from the very latest tinnitus treatments following a major expansion project..


Protecting your hearing at music festivals

  August 20th, 2018

Top tips to keep your hearing healthy over the festival period, from Mark Williams, Chief Audiologist at The Tinnitus Clinic.


Our Dramatherapist – and now Doctor – shares research from her PhD studies

  July 30th, 2018

Investigating if strategies from Dramatherapy supervision could enhance NQTs’ experience of self-efficacy and coping strategies in their new role; Dr Julianne Mullen shares the conclusions drawn from the results of her doctorial research.


Specialists from The Tinnitus Clinic contribute to major medical review

  June 14th, 2018

Three specialists from the leading provider of tinnitus treatments in the UK have joined experts from Whipps Cross University Hospital to deliver a paper on the causes, assessment, and management of a less common but more troublesome form of the condition.


Award-winning GP lauded by Prime Minister

  May 24th, 2018

A doctor who works closely with The Tinnitus Clinic and assisted in compiling its First Appointment Guide has met the Prime Minister after being shortlisted for a prestigious national award.


Leading UK business The Tinnitus Clinic expands into Malta

  May 21st, 2018

Tinnitus sufferers in Malta will be able to access long-term relief from the condition for the first time with the launch of a partnership between The Tinnitus Clinic and independent hearing clinic Loud and Clear.


Advising the Celebrity Angels on treating unbearable tinnitus

  April 18th, 2018

Unbearable’. ‘Horrendous’. ‘Awful’.

We know from the descriptions in our patient testimonials just how unbearable a condition untreated tinnitus can be, so it was great to be able to share our advice and expertise with Celebrity Angels...


‘Don’t give up’ audiologist urges tinnitus sufferers facing ‘revolving door healthcare’

  March 26th, 2018

An audiologist from the UK’s leading tinnitus clinic is urging sufferers to seek support after a study has revealed considerable regional variation in tinnitus service provision across the UK, particularly in the availability of psychological treatments...


New research gives hope to UK’s 6 million tinnitus sufferers

  January 31st, 2018

New hope has been offered to the UK’s 6 million tinnitus sufferers following a trial conducted by the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) in the United States...


The Tinnitus Clinic recognised for ‘Outstanding Achievement’

  January 26th, 2018

The Tinnitus Clinic has been awarded a MedilinkWM Medical and Healthcare Business Award...


The Tinnitus Clinic shortlisted for regional awards

  January 11th, 2018

The Tinnitus Clinic has been shortlisted for two awards at the MedilinkWM Medical and Healthcare business awards....


Ex-Royal Marine becomes first veteran to benefit from iPod-based tinnitus treatment

  November 3rd, 2017

A former Royal Marine injured in Afghanistan has become the first UK veteran to benefit from iPod-based treatment for debilitating tinnitus...


Josephine Swinhoe, wins Best Aural Healthcare Practice MD and Most Innovative Specialised Tinnitus Clinic

  October 11th, 2017

The Tinnitus Clinic's managing director, Josephine Swinhoe, wins Best Aural Healthcare Practice MD - UK, and Most Innovative Specialised Tinnitus Clinic - UK, 2017. Read her interview in CEO monthly...


Launch of new clinic offers hope for Glasgow’s 49,000 tinnitus sufferers.

  September 21st, 2017

Tinnitus sufferers across West Central Scotland will be able to access long-term relief from the condition with the launch of a leading audiology clinic in Glasgow. It is estimated more than 49,600* adults in Glasgow have experienced tinnitus at one time or another,...


‘Get your hearing tested’ - motorsport boss’s advice to ‘noisy’ industry

  August 24th, 2017

From competing at Brands Hatch to enjoying 24-hour duration races - Roger King has many fond memories from his long touring career in car engineering. But Roger, a director of motorsport company GPRM Ltd, has also developed hearing issues as a result...


Tinnitus clinic therapist takes to the stage at the Fringe

  August 14th, 2017

A therapist from a leading tinnitus clinic is swapping the surgery for the stage by making her Edinburgh Fringe debut...


The Tinnitus Clinic Proudly Sponsors Toby Roland-Jones

  July 26th, 2017

Middlesex cricketer Toby Roland-Jones will make his England test debut tomorrow (July 27) against South Africa at The Oval. The seamer made his one-day international debut in May and will play in the third test...


Levo® Therapy System wins gold in prestigious medical awards

  July 17th, 2017

As the only clinic in the UK to offer the Levo® Therapy System for Tinnitus, we are thrilled to announce it has won gold at the 2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA).


Former Royal Marine injured in Afghanistan urges greater awareness of ‘life-limiting’ tinnitus

  June 21st, 2017

A former section commander in the Royal Marines who nearly died in a bomb blast in Afghanistan is raising awareness of tinnitus - calling it the ‘unseen injury which has affected me most


'You don't have to live with it' - soldier tells tinnitus sufferers

  June 21st, 2017

A soldier whose hearing was irrevocably damaged while serving in Afghanistan is encouraging others to seek help after finding a treatment that has helped him manage his 'horrendous’ tinnitus to the point where he barely notices it.


Cuckoo chasers foiled by poor hearing

  May 24th, 2017

Super-keen birdwatchers chasing the glory of being the first to hear the cuckoo this year may be foiled — because their hearing’s not good enough....


85,000 people in the Cotswold affected by tinnitus

  May 18th, 2017

An interview with The Tinnitus Clinic's, Kathryn Paynter, senior clinical audiologist and manager of our Cheltenham clinic, was published in May's issue of Cotswold Life. Tinnitus affects more than 85,000 people in the Cotswolds...


Siemens Launch The New Silk Primax Invisible Hearing Aids

  April 3rd, 2017

As well as helping patients find relief from tinnitus, we also help patients with hearing difficulties to find a new lease of life from our specialist hearing solutions service.


Tinnitus survey reveals 90% of sufferers dissatisfied with advice

  March 8th, 2017

Patients seeking help from The Tinnitus Clinic often tell our clinicians that they have found it difficult to get the right help for their condition elsewhere.This problem has concerned us for some time so we invited our patients to participate in a survey to see if Daniel's experience is common for tinnitus sufferers nationwide.


Award-winning doctor champions health industry guide to tinnitus

  February 3rd, 2017

An award-winning doctor who runs a five-star rated surgery is championing a ‘simple, comprehensive and GP-friendly’ guide to help healthcare professionals better understand and treat tinnitus.


Pioneering night-time tinnitus treatment uses power of the brain

  November 23rd, 2016

A pioneering treatment which uses the power of the brain during sleep to treat tinnitus, is now available in the UK.


The Tinnitus Clinic wins Audiology Practice of the Year Award

  October 31, 2016

The Tinnitus Clinic has won the Audiology Practice of the Year Award for 2016 for its work in treating people with the debilitating conditions of tinnitus, hyperacusis and hearing loss.


Roger’s warning shot this shooting season

  October 28, 2016

A company director diagnosed with tinnitus after nearly 50 years of loud noise exposure is warning shooting enthusiasts to protect their ears this season – or risk permanently damaging their hearing.


Leeds gets a new tinnitus clinic

  September 20, 2016

Patients at The Tinnitus Clinic Leeds will be seen by our Audiologist Mike Wells who is highly experienced in using the latest evidence-based therapies to sustainably reduce tinnitus symptoms.


New tinnitus treatments at Glasgow and Stirling clinics

  August 24, 2016

People living with tinnitus in Scotland can now be treated in two additional clinics in Glasgow and Stirling. These clinics are run by Chris and Martin Stone of the Hearing Clinic UK and offer the exclusive range of treatments from The Tinnitus Clinic.


Top BHSAA’s Prize won by Mark Williams

  June 27, 2016

The winner of this year’s BHSAA People writing competition is The Tinnitus Clinic’s chief audiologist, Mr. Mark Williams.

Mr. Williams was awarded the prize for his research on recreational noise levels in London in connection with Noise Action Week and aimed to raise awareness of noise exposure.


Resident therapist Julianne Mullen presents tinnitus counselling study at American Conference

  June 16, 2016

Resident therapist, Julianne Mullen recently attended the prestigious American Academy of Audiology conference to present results of a pilot study showing the benefits of her counselling skills training for tinnitus practitioners.


Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation video reaches 500,000 views

  June 6, 2016

In February 2013, The Tinnitus Clinic posted a seven-minute video about Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation, our treatment for tinnitus, on the video-sharing website, YouTube. Last week, the number of views for this video surpassed 500,000.


The Tinnitus Clinic research paper shortlisted for Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize

  May 10, 2016

The shortlist for the British Tinnitus Association’s (BTA) prestigious Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize has been announced.


Horse race bookmaker quits beloved job after tinnitus ordeal

  April 30, 2016

A Langley Park resident was forced to abandon his much loved job after being tormented by tinnitus which was made worse by the announcements systems at the races.


Cuckoo chasers foiled by poor hearing

  April 21, 2016

Super-keen birdwatchers chasing the glory of being the first to hear cuckoo this year may be foiled because their hearing’s not good enough.


New Tinnitus Clinic in Hertfordshire

  March 31, 2016

People in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex can now look forward to better access to The Tinnitus Clinic’s evidence-based tinnitus treatments with our new clinic at Elstree.


New video on what happens at your first appointment

  March 10, 2016

Kathryn Paynter who is our tinnitus expert in the West Country explains how she would assess your tinnitus in a new video.


Josephine Swinhoe speaks on British Forces Broadcasting Service

  February 9, 2016

During Tinnitus Awareness Week, clinic Director, Josephine Swinhoe spoke on British Forces Broadcasting Service about tinnitus and protecting your hearing. You can listen to the interview here.

Listen to the interview...

Manchester tinnitus clinic introduces new ENT and audiology consultations

  February 2, 2016

The Tinnitus Clinic in Manchester is now offering joint ENT and Audiologist appointments as of Friday 5 February 2016. The joint consultations will be conducted by Mr Sean Loughran, an ENT consultant surgeon since 2005, alongside senior clinical audiologist of the Manchester tinnitus clinic, Mr Mike Wells.


Raising money for Hearing Link charity

  January 20, 2016

The Tinnitus Clinic is pleased to announce that we have adopted Hearing Link as our charity of the year for 2016.


My GP told me nothing can be done

  January 12, 2016

“Is it true I have to live with this noise for the rest of my life?” This is just one of the disheartening statements that we at The Tinnitus Clinic hear regularly from distressed patients. Recognising that GPs might need more support in managing their first contact with tinnitus patients, The Tinnitus Clinic has published the “Tinnitus First Appointment Guide for General Practitioners”.


Tinnitus Clinic audiologist receives nod from Audiologist of the Year panel

  December 04, 2015

Senior Audiologist, Mr Rekesh Patel of The Tinnitus Clinic in London is being commended for his high level of professionalism, care and commitment demonstrated to patients by one of the most prominent hearing related panels in the UK.


Hearing and tinnitus issues in the Armed Forces

  November 13, 2015

Josephine Swinhoe talks to Fight Through magazine on the issues surrounding hearing protection and the consequences of exposure to loud noises during military operations.


Weymouth tinnitus sufferer says living with the condition is 'torturous'

  October 05, 2015

Published in the Dorset Echo.

A tinnitus sufferer has described living with the condition as “torturous” and feels as if he has been given up on by doctors.


New Acute Tinnitus Therapy for when tinnitus first strikes

  September 14, 2015

We know that when unbearable tinnitus symptoms first strike, your life is turned upside down.


International Hearing Aid Conference and Expo on Audiology and Hearing Devices

  July 27, 2015

Mark Williams, Chief Audiologist at The Tinnitus Clinic, will deliver the keynote address on the first day of the International Hearing Aid Conference and Expo on Audiology and Hearing Devices on August 17th and 18th in Birmingham, UK.


"HearAngel" designed to keep listening safe

  June 18, 2015

Following The Tinnitus Clinic’s report on the need to protect our hearing from recreational noise, we were pleased to read about an emerging product called HearAngel.


Hearing loss and tinnitus support questionnaire

  June 11, 2015

The British Tinnitus Association and The Ear Foundation are carrying out research to examine the support for people with hearing loss who experience tinnitus.

We hope you are able to take part. The questionnaire will be closed on the 22nd of June.


New study gives hope to millions

  May 29, 2015

The chance of an improved life for six million people in the UK living with tinnitus is offered by an extensive study published this week.

Tinnitus affects around 10% of the adult population in the UK and in its severe form can cause sleep loss, anxiety, depression and a significant reduction in their quality of life.


Talk at the Lincoln Tinnitus Support Group

  May 26, 2015

Our Clinic Director, Josephine Swinhoe, spoke recently at the May meeting of the Lincoln Tinnitus Support Group.

Run by Lorraine Tipler of Hearing Help Ltd, this group provides support for people with tinnitus in Lincoln and the surrounding area.


"Mutebutton" launching in the UK to fight against tinnitus

  May 19, 2015

A new product claiming to reduce the impact of tinnitus will be launching in the UK later this year. The device, aptly named the "Mutebutton", includes headphones and a lollipop-like device that sits on your tongue.


One night out could damage your hearing

  May 18, 2015

Just one visit to a bar or night club playing loud music could damage your hearing forever writes Mark Williams of The Tinnitus Clinic.

Noise levels recorded inside several night clubs and bars were between 85-100 decibels - well above with the UK's Health Executive recommended safe level of 84 decibels. The readings were taken as part of Noise Action Week by The Tinnitus Clinic.


New Tinnitus Clinic in Bristol

  May 11, 2015

Here at The Tinnitus Clinic, we regularly receive enquiries about our evidence-based tinnitus treatments from across the South West of England and Wales. Therefore, in response to demand, we have now opened a new consulting room in Bristol.


Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation paper published in Frontiers in Neurology

  March 16, 2015

A new patient study on Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation, conducted by our Chief Audiologist Mark Williams and colleagues from the UK and Germany, has been published in the international peer reviewed journal, Frontiers in Neurology.


Help Krysta to help others like you

  March 10, 2015

Krysta Callander is a PhD student in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, Australia and is investigating the impact of sound sensitivity on a global scale. She has created an online survey for people who experience this condition to help to identify the similarities and differences between hearing symptoms. This in turn will raise awareness of these auditory conditions and aid the diagnostic process.

closing date for entries will be 31st March 2015.


RESET 2 Acoustic CR© Neuromodulation Trial update

  March 02, 2015

In 2014, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUH) took the difficult decision not to publish the results of the long awaited double blind clinical trial into the efficacy of Acoustic CR© Neuromodulation which was run at Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, a partner of NUH.


Speaking at tinnitus support groups

  January 12, 2015

Our Clinic Director, Josephine Swinhoe, was pleased to be invited to speak at the December meeting of the South East Hants Tinnitus Support Group.


Independent future The Tinnitus Clinic

  December 23, 2014

“It was always my aim to extend our network through franchise and partnerships, working with the very best ENT and audiology providers possible. Now The Tinnitus Clinic Ltd has the freedom to do that, operating as an independent expert treatment provider for people with tinnitus.” says Managing Director, Josephine Swinhoe.


Matthew Clark our ENT Consultant treats patients in Nepal

  November 28, 2014

Earlier this month, Matthew Clark, the ENT consultant at our Cheltenham Clinic, joined a group of two other surgeons, two scrub nurses and an anaesthetist to undertake a surgical ear camp in Nepal.


Patient study shows clinically significant improvements in tinnitus symptoms

  November 27, 2014

Mark Williams the Principal Scientific Audiologist at The Tinnitus Clinic presented the results from a 66 patient study at the British Academy of Audiology Conference in Bournemouth.


Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation video reaches 200,000 views

  November 10, 2014

In February 2013, The Tinnitus Clinic posted a seven-minute video about Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation, our treatment for tinnitus, on the video-sharing website, YouTube. Earlier this month, the number of views for this video surpassed 200,000.


New partnership brings The Tinnitus Clinic’s treatments to Leicester

  October 22, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the London Road Hearing Centre, which will bring The Tinnitus Clinic’s range of evidence-based treatments to people living with tinnitus in Leicester and the surrounding areas.


18 month study shows success of Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation in reducing tinnitus

  September 01, 2014

In May this year, Dr Hannes Wurzer a leading ENT physician specialising in tinnitus in Germany presented the findings of an 18 month clinical study of Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation therapy as a poster at the International Tinnitus Seminar in Berlin.


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