And yet, research into treatment continues to lag, especially in the United States.

A man who was tormented by tinnitus killed himself only hours after he talked to his doctor about committing suicide, an inquest heard.

Mark Hughff was found hanged in a wooded area west of a picnic site in Broompark, near Durham City, on March 31.

An inquest held at Chesterle- Street Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday how the Darlington man had visited the town’s Whinfield Surgery hours earlier.