New tinnitus support group comes to Brighouse

Local help for sufferers in Brighouse, Halifax & Huddersfield.

A new group to support local people with tinnitus has been formed in Brighouse to support people with tinnitus.

The first meeting took place on Monday at the Salvation Army, Brighouse. Caroline Savage from the British Tinnitus Association attended the meeting to talk about the work the organisation does to support people with tinnitus.

It is estimated that over 22,500 people experience tinnitus in our area alone, and nationally, around 7.1 million people across the UK – around 1 in 8 adults experience it too.

Caroline Savage from the British Tinnitus Association

Facilitated by local audiologist Sally Jackson from Hearing and Tinnitus Care, the group will enable people with tinnitus to meet others with the condition, hear useful tips on coping methods, find out what help is available and hear about the latest research.

Sally says: “I am delighted to launch a tinnitus support group in my hometown of Brighouse, which is open to residents of Halifax and Huddersfield too.  As an audiologist I have seen far too many people who have received a diagnosis, the over simplistic dread words ‘there’s no cure’ and no further support.  We know that quality information and support can make a huge amount of difference to how people go on to manage tinnitus.  Please don’t hesitate to take that step and contact us for details of how to join if you are struggling to cope with tinnitus”.

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.

All are welcome, but Sally would ask that you let her know if you would like to attend. She can be contacted by calling 01484 712281 or emailing sally@hearingandtinnitus.co.uk.

The group are also on Facebook: Tinnitus Support Group – Brighouse.

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