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Tinnitus Awareness Week

Together for Tinnitus - Tinnitus Awareness Week 6th to 12th February 2017photo of white noise

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“.

Booking for advice sessions is essential, by contacting the See Hear Centre:
Telephone: 01271 373 236
SMS: 07831 515 809
Email: seehearnd@livingoptions.org
Web: www.livingoptions.org
 

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Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.

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