Hopefully you're aware that the vision of the British Tinnitus Association is "a world where no one suffers from tinnitus."
Current treatment options, while they can improve quality of life and reduce tinnitus-associated psychological distress, leave many of you living with tinnitus dissatisfied. “We need a cure” is a comment we hear often. I've read it numerous times on this forum! We know that people with tinnitus want their tinnitus loudness reduced and many of you would prefer a drug based solution over other options.
So what are we doing about it?
Well, we're going to put our money where our mouth is, frankly. We've got two research funding programmes opening up - and the first opened this week. We're going to be awarding up to £10,000 over three years to small projects which meet our research priorities. Then later in the autumn, thanks to generous donors who left money in their Wills for tinnitus research, there will be up to £125,000 awarded for one or more large scale projects to hopefully lead us closer to a cure.
If you want to read more about the grants programmes, check out tinnitus.org.uk/funding-tin...
If know a tinnitus researcher or a health professional looking for funding, please tell them about the programme.
And if you are able to do so, a donation to our research appeal means that we can offer more grants to more people tinnitus.org.uk/appeal/tinn...
If you've got any comments about our grants programme, the tinnitus research we support, or tinnitus research in general, we'd love to hear them - comment here! David Stockdale, our chief executive, is really keen for the tinnitus community to get on board with us on this, and I know he's happy to answer your questions too.
(BTA Communications Manager)