Event Offers Help And Advice To Tinnitus Sufferers

Local people from across Forth Valley who suffer with tinnitus are being invited to learn techniques which help manage the condition and could offer some relief. Organised by NHS Forth Valley’s audiology team, the information day at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre in Camelon on Tuesday 5th February 2019 will feature a series of workshops on a range of topics. These include stress awareness, sleep management and an introduction to lip reading and there will also be drop-in information sessions. Booking is essential.

Tinnitus is a distressing condition which affects millions of people including famous celebrities such as Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand and William Shatner. The constant ‘ringing in the ears’ it causes can drive people to distraction.

NHS Forth Valley Specialist Audiologist, Lisa McEwan, said: “Tinnitus is not an illness or disease but a term that describes the sensation of hearing a noise in the absence of an external sound.  It affects around 5 million people in the UK and is known to be one of the most common health problems facing the UK today.

“It can be very distressing for those affected and may cause problems with sleep, concentration and mood. However, in many cases, subtle changes in people’s environment can address these issues, and improve an individual’s quality of life.

The information day, is part of National Tinnitus Awareness Week and will be held on Tuesday 5th February 2019. Booking is essential for the workshops as places are limited. To book, of for more information, please contact audiology on 01786 434171 or email FV-UHB.Audiology@nhs.net