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Tinnitus Information Day Planned

Tinnitus Information Day Planned

The Star | Jan 29, 2014
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Tinnitus Information Day Planned

People who suffer from the condition tinnitus are invited to an information day to learn more about the illness.

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is hosting the day in Leeds to provide help, advice and support to people affected.

It will include talks on the impact of the condition, treatments and the availability of local support.

Visitors will also be offered free taster sessions of relaxation techniques such as yoga, mindfulness and tai chi, as the experience of tinnitus is often heightened when an individual is stressed or anxious.

David Stockdale, chief executive of the British Tinnitus Association, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response to our other information days held around the country, and they have proved to be a fantastic way to disseminate information and to answer people’s tinnitus-related questions face to face.

“We are delighted to be bringing the event to Leeds in response to popular demand for something similar here.

“Although designed to be a series of drop-in sessions, people are welcome to come and spend the whole day with us to make the most of this unique opportunity.”

Representatives from hearing charities, sensory support services and community-based projects will also be present.

The BTA, which is based in Sheffield, estimates 168,000 people in West Yorkshire will experience tinnitus of which 17,000 will find it has a significant impact on their quality of life. The only support group in West Yorkshire launched this month in Ilkley.

The free one-day tinnitus information event will take place at the Park Plaza Hotel in Leeds on March 15.

Although free, people are asked to reserve a place by calling Krys Klytta on 0114 2509933 or emailing krys@tinnitus.org.uk.

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