Tinnitus phone risk unproven - uk national health service

The UK National Health Service clarified the findings of a study on tinnitus, an agonising ear disorder published in the British Medical Journal in July 2010 and concludes there was no proven link to mobile phone use
The NHS summary states

"This news story was based on a very small study that compared the mobile phone usage of 100 people with tinnitus with that of 100 people without tinnitus. The risk of tinnitus did not appear to bear a relationship to using a mobile phone for more than 10 minutes a day, having ever used a mobile phone, or the number of calls a person made. While there was a borderline association between the risk of developing tinnitus and using a phone for more than four years, this remains questionable.

Overall, the lack of clear associations and the small study size mean this research does not provide sufficient evidence to suggest that mobile phones increase the risk of developing tinnitus."

Click here for the tinnitus paper abstract

Click here for the UK NHS summary