Local People With Tinnitus Invited To Information Day

Local people across Forth Valley who suffer with tinnitus are being invited to attend an information day from 10am –  2pm on Tuesday 7th February 2017 at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre in Camelon, Falkirk to learn more about tinnitus, its causes and what may offer some relief. There will also be an introduction to stress control and mindfulness.

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

The information day, which is being organised by NHS Forth Valley’s Audiology Team, is part of National Tinnitus Awareness Week (6th – 10th February 2017) and will include information on:

  • What Tinnitus is
  • What causes or triggers the condition
  • Tinnitus Treatment
  • Limitations of treatment
  • Self-help
  • Latest research
  • Latest British Tinnitus Association (BTA) goals

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.”

Anyone wishing to attend any part of the day or would like to register for any of the taster sessions should contact the Forth Valley Sensory Centre in advance on 01324 590888 or e-mail Audiology at FV-UHB.Audiology@nhs.net as places will be limited.