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    8 - 14 February, Tinnitus Awareness Week – previously known as National Tinnitus Week – will be the focus of a UK-wide campaign which has been running since 2006.

    What is Tinnitus?

    Tinnitus is the name given to the condition of noises 'in the ears' and/or 'in the head' with no external source. Tinnitus noises are described variously as ringing, whistling, buzzing and humming.

    The noise/s may be heard in one ear, both ears or in the middle of the head or it may be difficult to pinpoint its exact location. The noise may be low, medium or high-pitched. There may be a single noise or two or more components. The noise may be continuous or it may come and go.

    What causes tinnitus?

    Tinnitus is not a disease or an illness, it is a symptom generated within a person's own auditory pathways. Although it is often assumed that tinnitus occurs as a result of disease of the ears, this is often not the cause. The precise cause of tinnitus is still not fully understood but is usually associated with some hearing deficits.

    Who gets tinnitus?

    Experiences of tinnitus are very common in all age groups, especially following exposure to loud noise, however, it is unusual for it to be a major problem. There is a widely held misconception that tinnitus is confined to the elderly, but various studies have shown that it can occur at any age, even quite young children. Mild tinnitus is common - about 10 per cent of the population have it all the time and, in up to one per cent of adults, this may affect the quality of their life.

    To find out more plese visit www.tinnitus.org.uk

    Bryony, the moderator for my PAD project group suffers from the condition and asked if as many of us as possible could do a picture today to raise awareness.

    Explore #94 but was on FP at some point!!!

    *Vindaloo*, sparklingbizzy, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Mrs Mc06 108 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    2. Monviso View 108 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is so fab!

    3. Bluem00ner 108 months ago | reply

      good representation, creative and thoughful

    4. bernat... 108 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!!! your photo reach Explore Front Page
      You can download the capture in lab.bernatcasero.com/flickr/frontpagecapture?user=7428934...

    5. Nizam_Jusoh 108 months ago | reply

      brilliant works

    6. ρrakaz (Digital Monk) 108 months ago | reply

      Nice work..!! Congrats on making it to FP!!

    7. ~aspidistra~ 108 months ago | reply

      Brilliant- congrats on FP!

      Seen on the explore page. (?)

    8. April Greaves 108 months ago | reply

      Amazing!! My mum suffers from bad tinnitus and its so good people are raising awareness for it. I wish there was a cure!

    9. qthomasbower 108 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Visual Mashups, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. Liz du Canada 108 months ago | reply

      This really works. It is jarring and discordant, and so a very good representation. Well done!

    11. ullispain 108 months ago | reply

      What a cool representation!!

    12. Ian_26 108 months ago | reply

      Great idea

    13. Jennifer_22 108 months ago | reply

      great representation

    14. Bong Tongol Photography 'Explore' Life! 108 months ago | reply

      An 'Incredibly' Beautiful " FP Explore" Capture! Brilliant Work!
      I'd be 'truly' honored to invite 'YOU' to Join our Wonderful Group!
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    15. innac 108 months ago | reply

      This wonderful art seen on

      Visual Mashups!

    16. Dr. Ilia 108 months ago | reply

      ENJOYED IN :

      Super Macro Photography
      Please Invite Other photos Too!

    17. * Madonna * 108 months ago | reply

      Great choice of processing!

    18. Dando88 108 months ago | reply

      Great work!!!

    19. determined hair [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

      Great photo about tinnitus cure and it's so helpful.

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