New tinnitus support group comes to Burnley





26 July 2019 A new group to support local people with tinnitus is being formed in Burnley. The first meeting will take place 2.00pm – 4.00pm Friday 27 September, at Burnley Pendle & Rossendale Council For Voluntary Service (BPRCVS), 62-64 Yorkshire Street, Burnley BB11 3BT.

The group is being organised by local volunteer Brenda Hayman. Brenda says "As a tinnitus sufferer I thought it would be of help to fellow sufferers if they could have contact with a local support group to talk about and to share experiences of the problem.”

Colette Bunker, BTA Volunteer and Support Group Manager comments: “Being among people who have tinnitus, listening to their experiences and how they manage it, can be a tremendous help. I witness this first hand when attending group meetings. It is amazing seeing the difference it makes to people, especially those who have recently been diagnosed.”

Tinnitus is defined as the experience of sounds with no external source, most commonly ringing or buzzing, but sometimes experienced as whooshing, clicking or even music. Around one in eight adults experience persistent tinnitus. Many people aren’t troubled by sounds they hear, but for around 10%, the condition has a significant impact on their quality of life, often linked to stress, anxiety or sometimes depression.

Colette adds: “Tinnitus can be an isolating condition, with friends and family struggling to understand how it feels to adapt to the presence of loud or persistent noises. Some people choose to bring a partner or family member to the meetings, which can often help both parties understand more about the condition and the experiences or behaviours it can bring.”

If you would like to find out more, please contact Brenda at brenbert26@yahoo.co.uk or phone the BTA on 0114 250 9933

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Editors Notes

  • The BTA is an independent charity which supports 645,000 people per year who experience tinnitus and advises medical professionals from across the world. It is the primary source of support and information for people with tinnitus in the UK. 
  • The BTA needs to raise £800,000 each year to continue their UK wide support. Donations can be made via 
  • Not">www.tinnitus.org.uk/donate
  • Not">... an illness or disease, tinnitus is a term that describes the sensation of hearing a noise in the absence of an external sound. The noise can have virtually any quality. Ringing, whistling, and buzzing are common, but more complex sounds may also be reported.

For more information

Nic Wray, Communications Manager

nic@tinnitus.org.uk

0114 250 9933

Emily Ducker, Volunteering and Engagement Support 0114 250 9933

EmilyD@tinnitus.org.uk

British Tinnitus Association
Ground Floor Unit 5 Acorn Business Park
Woodseats Close
Sheffield, S8 0TB

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