26th May 2015 – Help to cope with Tinnitus

Posted on May 27, 2015 by AireAdmin

Find out how to get help if you suffer from tinnitus during a special awareness event being hosted by the audiology team at Airedale Hospital.

A senior audiologist is giving a talk in the lecture theatre at the hospital on Thursday 4 June from 1.30pm until 2.30pm and members of the audiology team will be on hand to answer any questions and give out information.

Katie Davenport, a senior audiologist, at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said: “Due to such high interest and attendance at the last event we put on in February, we are repeating the talk for people who either couldn’t make it or were unfortunately unable to attend due to the event being full. Providing patients with information and support about tinnitus can really make a difference to their lives and we try to help them live and cope with their tinnitus and dispel any negative associations.”

Tinnitus is when people can hear a noise in their head, one or both ears – but there is no external cause. The type of noise varies, it may be continuous or come and go, it can be low or high pitched, for some people it’s a ‘whooshing noise, ringing, buzzing or very occasionally it can be a particular song.’ Around 10 percent of the population experience tinnitus and it affects all age groups.

People interested in attending the event, need to contact the audiology department reception on 01535 293646 to book a place for the presentation. Places are free but do not need to be booked in advance as a ticket will be needed to attend.