Together for Tinnitus - Tinnitus Awareness Week 6th to 12th February 2017
Did you know that tinnitus is very common and is reported in all age groups, even young children? About 30% of people will experience tinnitus at some point in their lives but approximately 10% of people live with persistent tinnitus.
Tinnitus is the term for the sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of any external sound. You might hear different types of sounds, for example ringing, buzzing, whooshing or humming. These can be continuous or they can come and go. The tinnitus might seem like it’s in one ear or both, in the middle or the head or even be difficult to pinpoint. Some people may think the noise is coming from outside and hunt for it until they discover it’s actually inside them!
The experience of tinnitus is different for different people. Most people find that it doesn’t affect them in any way. Some people find it moderately annoying with others finding it very troublesome.
The See Hear Centre is holding a Tinnitus Awareness Day - as part of Tinnitus Awareness Week - on Wednesday 8th February, at the See Hear Centre (Barnstaple), where people can come along to find out more about tinnitus, get advice and have a look at or borrow equipment which may help.
Anne Clayton, See Hear Centre Manager, said “we are delighted to be part of Tinnitus Awareness Week, by holding a special day for people where they can get information and learn useful tips about how to deal with tinnitus“.