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Tinnitus is the sensation of sound within the ears or head when there is no external sound source. People report tinnitus differently; some people describe it as a ringing or a whooshing or a buzzing noise. Tinnitus is common in both adults and children. It is important that children who report tinnitus have a full hearing assessment.

The British Tinnitus Association website is a great source of information and support for children with tinnitus. There are tailored information leaflets for children in Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4. The leaflets help them to understand more about tinnitus and are presented in a friendly way, appropriate for the different age groups. They may help to encourage children to talk about their tinnitus and how it makes them feel and also suggest some useful strategies for managing it.

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