Hearing event at Altrincham Hospital – Thursday 11th February 1- 4pm
An awareness event to highlight the services available to
support hearing loss and tinnitus will be held at Altrincham
Hospital on Thursday 11th February by the Trafford
Audiology Department. The event is being run as part of
National Tinnitus Awareness Week.
The awareness event is open to anyone who would like more
information about hearing loss and/or tinnitus and the services and
support available to help people suffering from these
conditions. Representatives from the British Tinnitus
Association, Action on Hearing Loss, and Manchester Tinnitus
Support Group will be on hand to offer advice and demonstrate a
range of products that can be beneficial. Audiologists from
Trafford Audiology Department will be available to answer questions
and explain how you can access the hearing and tinnitus
services. The event is a drop-in session so people are
welcome to come along any time between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.
Both tinnitus and hearing loss can affect a person's quality of
life and their ability to function effectively. In the UK,
there are over 11 million people (1 in 6 people) who have some form
of hearing loss. People are not always aware that they have a
hearing loss that can be helped. Often their family and
friends may notice it first, having to repeat things, raising their
voice to be heard or noticing that the TV is set at high
volume. Signs of a potential hearing loss include thinking
that other people mumble, having trouble hearing the TV clearly,
and struggling to hear in a group or on the telephone. These
can be helped by having a hearing aid fitted.
In the UK, over 10 million people experience some form of
tinnitus. This condition relates to any noise or sound heard
in the head or ears without an external source for the sound.
It is sometimes described as whistling, rushing, or humming.
Tinnitus can cause people to feel very anxious and frustrated
as they feel they cannot escape the sounds. It can also be
very disruptive and prevent people from sleeping. Often people are
told to ignore it as nothing can be done. In fact, there are many
things that people can do to help relieve the anxiety associated
with tinnitus and reduce their awareness of the sounds being
The Trafford Audiology Department runs a tinnitus clinic where
Trafford residents have access to specialist audiologists who will
provide information about the causes and nature of tinnitus,
reassurance to reduce anxiety, and coping strategies, plus
information about ongoing research.
People who require any further information about the event
can contact Agnes Pagan or Marion Pollock at Trafford Audiology
Department on 0161 746 2304/2306 or e-mail: email@example.com.