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A successful Tinnitus Awareness Week 2013!
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The British Tinnitus Association is thanking all the organisations and individuals who provided support for Tinnitus Awareness Week which ran from 4th to 10th of February this year. In addition to all those who helped raise money for the cause, the event received valuable media attention from magazines, television and BBC radio.
Support was also provided by Sheffield MP Meg Munn who met with charity; Action on Hearing Loss during Tinnitus Awareness Week. The Charity are currently campaigning for NHS commissioners to protect services which help to manage the condition, such as hearing therapy and ear, nose and throat treatments. Ms Munn who believes it is “vital that people with tinnitus have access to support” is “delighted to back Action on Hearing Loss”, stressing the importance that “music lovers across Sheffield reduce the risk of developing the condition by listening to their music players at safe sound levels.”
Tinnitus is an intermittent or permanent noise heard in one or both ears such as a whistling, ringing, buzzing or hissing. Most sufferers notice the noise more in a quiet environment or at bedtime, and this can affect sleep. Serious cases of tinnitus can cause psychological problems and can have devastating effects on the sufferer’s life.
The theme for this year’s Tinnitus Awareness Week was ‘The Importance of Tinnitus Groups’. Hundreds of people across the UK rely on the help and support of a tinnitus support group, which provide them with the ability to share experiences, learn coping mechanisms and obtain information on new treatments.
Despite the success of Tinnitus Awareness Week 2013 in raising awareness of tinnitus and of the necessity for support groups, with an estimated 6 million sufferers, The British Tinnitus Association are looking to help more people to access support across the UK.
Here at Pannone, we help people who suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss as a result of noise exposure at work. If you think you may have been affected by noise at work, you can arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Industrial Illness Solicitors click here or call us on 0800 0384 384. We are available to take your call twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
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