Tinnitus Information Day

Despite being an ever-present risk in noisy music venues, tinnitus is something few of us – including gig-goers – give a second thought to.

However, the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is out to change this.

That’s why the BTA – the UK’s only charity dedicated solely to supporting sufferers of tinnitus– is hosting the Tinnitus Information Day. The free event will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Victoria Quays on Saturday 15th July, and will focus on help for sufferers to manage their condition.

Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing sounds – such as ringing or whistling – despite the absence of external sound. According to David Stockdale, the charity’s chief executive, “excessive sound exposure is the leading cause” of the condition – so fans of live music should listen to warnings about this potentially serious condition.

The Tinnitus Information Day will feature presentations from world-renowned tinnitus experts Don McFerran and Dr Laurence McKenna, as well as the opportunity to sample taster sessions which may help with managing tinnitus. These include mindfulness, tai chi and life coaching. As the support of friends and family plays big role in the well-being of tinnitus sufferers, the day will include a special session for them.

David Stockton also says: “113,000 adults in the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area experience tinnitus, and for 10% of them – that’s more than 11,300 people – it will have a serious impact on their quality of life. Through our Tinnitus Information Day, we hope that as many of these people as possible will benefit from increased knowledge of tinnitus and how to manage the condition as well as from improved local support.”

Local support groups will also be on hand throughout the day, and refreshments will be available.

To reserve your place, click here. Alternatively, please contact Emily Ducker on 0114 260 9933 or email emilyd@tinnitus.org.uk.
The BTA provide free advice about tinnitus online, or via a confidential helpline on 0800 018 0527.

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