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      Charity final call for people in Scotland to share their experiences of tinnitus support

      A campaigning charity is making a final call for people in Scotland to share their views and experiences of seeking information, treatment or support to help them to cope with tinnitus.

      Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing ringing, hissing, buzzing, whistling or humming when there is actually no external sound. Persistent severe forms of tinnitus can significantly impact on people’s sleep, concentration, stress levels and mental health.

      Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is urging local residents to answer its tinnitus support survey and provide details about what happened when they sought help to reduce the effects of the condition.

      The questionnaire can be done online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ScotlandTinnitusSurvey or paper copies can be requested by emailing scotland@hearingloss.org.uk or calling 07388 227407 before the deadline of 31 October 2018.

      Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Director Teri Devine said: "We want as many people in Scotland who are affected by tinnitus to have the chance to tell us about their experience when asking for information, treatment or support to cope with the condition in everyday life.

      By taking our survey we can build a picture of what is available for people both locally and across Scotland when they have sought support to minimise the impact of tinnitus."

      For information about tinnitus, visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/tinnitus