The British Tinnitus Association will be holding the next in their series of FREE Tinnitus Information Days in their home city of Sheffield. Set to attract a large audience, the event will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Victoria Quays on Saturday July 15 – the week before the city’s largest music festival Tramlines.
David Stockdale, Chief Executive of the BTA, said: “We know that Sheffield has a rich and varied musical heritage with an outstanding music scene. We also know that excessive noise exposure is the leading cause of tinnitus. We estimate more than 113, 000 adults in the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area experience tinnitus, and for 10% of them – that’s more than 11,300 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.”
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 mindfulness, tai chi and life coaching which may help with managing tinnitus. We know that family and friends play a big part in supporting tinnitus sufferers, so we are introducing a special session for them and would warmly encourage them to attend with their loved one.