It is estimated that Tinnitus effects 250 million people worldwide, with over 6 million estimated to suffer in the UK. If you are suffering from tinnitus you are not alone. All too often people are told there is nothing one can do about the condition but this is not the case. At Help in Hearing we offer full tinnitus assessments and a structured tinnitus counselling programme. Says audiologist Selma Becker: “We use various techniques and devices to help sufferers manage and live with tinnitus including sound therapy and masking or aids which not only enhance hearing but offer sound relaxation.” For this reason, Help in Hearing’s Practice Manager, Gilly Wright, has recently set up a new support group for local people with tinnitus in Marlow and Farnham Common.
A launch event of the tinnitus support group, featuring a talk by BTA Chief Executive David Stockdale and guest speaker Jono Heale took place in January 2018 at Help In Hearing’s Marlow practice in Glade Road. Dates of future tinnitus support group events are shown below and we will also announce these on Facebook and Twitter.
Follow our new Instagram page to see photos & videos from our events and to keep informed about dates of future events.
Spotify playlist for tinnitus relief
There is now a British Tinnitus Association (BTA) Spotify playlist to help relieve tinnitus. Find out about this and a link to listen to the playlist on our blog page.
Gold Standard awarded
We’re delighted to have been awarded the Gold Standard for Tinnitus Support Groups by the British Tinnitus Association. The Gold Standard is an award to recognise groups that give the best support possible to their local tinnitus community. A Gold Standard group must meet the following criteria:
- Follow the BTA Code of Ethics for Tinnitus Support Groups
- Pass on up to date group details on to the BTA Support Group Team
- At least one group leader to have accessed our training
- Attend or organise at least one awareness raising/fundraising event per year
- Up to date BTA leaflets to be made available at every meeting
- At least one person, other than the group leader themselves, to take on a role to help the group (one role must be a Meeter and Greeter)