Free tinnitus information day in Plymouth

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is touring the UK and coming to Plymouth with the next in their series of FREE Tinnitus Information Days designed to support the 1 in 10 adults in the city who experience the condition.

Carol Evans, Hearing Therapist at Derriford Hospital said: "The opportunity to get information about tinnitus and to meet others with a similar problem is one not to be missed. Most people find this will help their road to recovery and greatly reduce the fear and sense of isolation that so often accompanies tinnitus. It will be a very interesting day for all who come"

Arriving in Plymouth on Saturday 6 May 2017 at The Crowne Plaza, Armada Way (formerly Holiday Inn), the day will feature presentations from world renowned tinnitus experts Don McFerran and Dr Laurence McKenna as well as the opportunity to sample taster sessions including relaxation and tai chi, which may help with managing tinnitus.

As the UK's only charity solely dedicated to supporting people with tinnitus the programme aims to reduce stress, confusion, isolation, improve wellbeing and help people to cope with their condition.

David Stockdale, Chief Executive of the BTA, said: "We estimate over 26,200 adults in the Plymouth area experience tinnitus, and for 10% of them - that's more than 2,600 people - it will have a serious impact on their quality of life. Through our Tinnitus Information Day, we hope that as many of these people as possible will benefit from increased knowledge of tinnitus and how to manage the condition as well as from improved local support."

"Isolation, depression and anxiety often affect people with tinnitus; this event will help equip people to cope with their tinnitus better and have an improved quality of life."

Attendees will be able to come along and find out:

• Basic facts about tinnitus

• The impact of tinnitus

• Treatments available for tinnitus

• Stress management

• Relaxation

• Local tinnitus services

There will also be an exhibition with stands from a range of different organisations, including Kingsbridge and District Tinnitus Support Group all with ideas on how to manage individual's tinnitus.

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided free of charge.

Comments from participants of previous Tinnitus Information Days include:

"The day was way beyond my expectations. I will concentrate on having the best life I can."

"I wish I could have heard all this 20 years ago."

"Absolutely loved the day, calmed my tinnitus."

"Completely changed my perception of tinnitus."

The Tinnitus Information Day will take place at the Crowne Plaza (formerly Holiday Inn), Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2HJ on Saturday 6 May 2017. Places are free but limited so must be reserved - visit http://bit.ly/2nemzB4 to secure your place. Alternatively, please contact Marcus Bowen on 0114 250 9933 or email marcus@tinnitus.org.uk or visit www.tinnitus.org.uk