The impact of tinnitus

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Around 600,000 people in the UK have tinnitus thathas a severe impact on their day-to-day life [1]. Thisimpact can be on one or more of attention andmemory, sleep, mood, and can lead to depression,anxiety, stress and insomnia. It can also have anegative effective on personal relationships andemployment. As tinnitus is an invisible condition, theimpact that it can have is often underestimated, andresearch in this area is key to improving quality of lifein people with tinnitus.A database search conducted in Scopus and PubMedusing the search term ‘tinnitus’ within the title, abstractand key word, for items published in 2015 retrieved979 articles from Scopus and 688 from PubMed.However, after closer inspection and evaluation,a total of 39 articles were found to refer to the topicof the impact of tinnitus and have been includedin this review.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Specialist publicationAnnual Tinnitus Research Review 2016
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2016


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