People living with tinnitus are invited to attend a free information event in the Education centre, Basildon University Hospital on Tuesday 26 June, 6.15-7.45pm.
Tinnitus is any sound that a person can hear from inside their body, rather than from an outside source. It is often described as a ringing in the ear, but a range of different sounds can be heard at varying volume levels. Tinnitus is not a physically harmful condition but it can cause distress and prevent sufferers from sleeping or concentrating.
The event, organised by the tinnitus team in the audiology service, will provide information and advice on the condition and the support available from the hospital hearing centre and peer groups. Speakers will include Colette Bunker from the British Tinnitus Association.
Meryl Robinson, chief hearing therapist at Basildon Hospital, (pictured above, right) will be among the team of professionals hosting the event.