BTA – Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group
Tuesday, 27/11/2018, 6.30-8.30pm
About the BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group
The group is run by Alan Hopkirk, Clinical Director at The Invisible Hearing Clinic in Glasgow. Alan has specialised in tinnitus and hyperacusis treatment for many years. He regularly attends cutting-edge research seminars to ensure that he is up to date with the latest evidence-based treatment protocols and research.
BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group – Where does the group meet?
The Pentagon Centre
Suite 316, 3rd Floor
36 Washington Street
How does the group work?
Tinnitus and related conditions are unique to the individual. Research suggests that what might work for one person, may not be as effective for another.
You can access treatments options from the NHS, the private sector and through self-help. The BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group shares the experiences of its members, discusses treatments and latest evidence as per BTA guidelines. By sharing stories we aim to support members by showing them that they are not alone. Many other people have overcome similar hurdles. This shows that tinnitus and hyperacusis need not rule your life. Even small changes can make a big impact on your quality of life.
When does the group meet?
Next Meeting (November): Tuesday, 27/11/2018, 6.30-8.30pm.
How to find out more
If you would like to attend the BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group please contact Alan or Roberta on 0141 226 2268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Release 28 April 2016
A new group to support local people with tinnitus is being formed by Alan Hopkirk, Clinical Director for The Invisible Hearing Clinic. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 6-8:30pm at The Pentagon Centre (Third Floor), 36 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ.
Dave Carr, BTA
Dave Carr, BTA Volunteering and Engagement Manager comments: “Being among people who have the problem, listening to their experiences and how they have managed to handle things, is a tremendous help for the individual. I witness this first hand when attending group meetings. It is amazing seeing the difference it makes to people, especially those who have recently been diagnosed.”
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is defined as the experience of sounds with no external source, most commonly ringing or buzzing, but sometimes experienced as a whooshing, clicking or even music. Many people aren’t troubled by sounds they hear. However, for around 10%, the condition has a significant impact on their quality of life which is often linked to stress, anxiety or sometimes depression.
Dave adds: “Tinnitus can be an isolating condition, with friends and family struggling to understand how it feels to adapt to the presence of loud or persistent noises. Some people choose to bring a partner or family member to the meetings, which can often help both parties understand more about the condition and the experiences or behaviours it can bring.”
Alan Hopkirk comments,
“….we are proud to be corporate sponsors, however, there is a lot of misinformation out there which can be very damaging to someone experiencing tinnitus. I hope that by working together and offering support and information we can make a positive difference to people struggling with tinnitus in our local community…”
To find out more, please contact us at email@example.com or on 0141 226 2268.
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