Top tinnitus experts gather for Cardiff Tinnitus Show
Imagine hearing a constant buzzing, ringing or humming in your ear seven days a week, 365 days a year. That’s what life is like for many people who experience a condition known as tinnitus – the term for hearing sounds that come from inside your body, rather than an outside source.
It is estimated that 10-15% of the population experience tinnitus – a ringing, roaring, whooshing or chirping sound in the ears. However, while there is no cure, scientific research has proven that real tinnitus relief is possible.
To help those offer support and advice to those with tinnitus, Cardiff Hearing recently organised a special one-off, free-to-attend event, held at St Peters Hall in Cardiff City Centre.
The event was designed to help the 100+ attendees learn much more about the condition, why it occurs, how it affects us, what can be done to manage it, and where researchers are at in their quest to find a cure.
We were very lucky to have such an esteemed keynote speaker for the event; Dr James Jackson, a Chartered Psychologist at Leeds Trinity University and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society. He studied a PhD in Psychology where his doctorate considered the effects of tinnitus on concentration and task performance. James has also helped to develop a therapeutic app for the condition, conducted extensive research for Tinnitus UK (formerly British Tinnitus Association) and he also sits on their Professional Adviser’s Committee.
Attendees also had the chance to learn all about a new app called Oto, which is helping thousands of people across the UK manage their tinnitus using habituation therapy. Also, our very own Sonja Jones took to the stage to highlight the connection between tinnitus and hearing loss and what can be done to help.
We apologise if you missed this year’s event, but we will be bringing it back for 2024. If you would like to join our mailing list to be notified nearer the time, then please get in contact.
A big thank you to Mathew Thomas for providing the photography.
Do you need help with your tinnitus?
Patients often tell us that they’ve been told or they believe nothing can be done to help them with their tinnitus – this simply isn’t true, there is plenty we can do to help with tinnitus.
Please get in contact or book a tinnitus consultation with us, to see how we can help.