Top experts gather in Ipswich for
Tinnitus Awareness Week event
To mark Tinnitus Awareness Week (4th – 10th February), three UK leading experts in tinnitus and hearing loss gathered in Ipswich for a special event.
Local hearing care specialists at The Hearing Care Centre, who have 26 centres across East Anglia, hosted the event at Fynn Valley Golf Club with the aim to raise awareness about tinnitus and empower those with the condition by arming them with more information about how to manage it.
Headlining the event was one of the world’s leading experts on tinnitus, Professor David Baguley of Nottingham University, who spoke about tinnitus from a clinical perspective and gave great insight into the treatments that are currently being researched.
Other speakers included David Stockdale, Chief Executive of the British Tinnitus Association and Hearing Care Centre Managing Director and lead audiologist Karen Finch.
Over 100 people attended the show, along with a number of exhibitors who offered free advice and guidance on tinnitus and hearing loss.
One attendee commented: “The speakers were very good and gave a thorough explanation of the current status of research and support activities.
The number of people attending, proves that events such as this are very worthwhile and beneficial.”
After the event, speaker Karen Finch said “We were very passionate to organise an event that would help the local community find out more information and allow them to meet other like-minded people. Tinnitus is a condition which affects around 10% of the UK population and research has shown that a high proportion of tinnitus sufferers also experience hearing loss.”
For more information on the event and tinnitus in general, call 01473 230330 or visit www.hearingcarecentre.co.uk