BTA – Glasgow & West of Scotland
Tinnitus Support Group
The next scheduled meeting of the BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group is on Tuesday, 6th July 2021. We had planned to hold the meeting face-to-face, but in the face of increased cases of COVID-19 we have reverted to an online format. You can sign up here. We will be updating our webpage and social media outlets with the latest information. Please check them regularly or look out for our email updates or simply phone on 0141 226 2268.
The BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group will hold six meetings in 2021 (dates below). The dates are finalised and listed near the bottom of this page. We also hosted the THIS 2020 (Tinnitus and Hearing Information Show) Event on Saturday, 9th February at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. The date and format for the 2021 show are still to be confirmed.
About the BTA Glasgow & West of Scotland 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.
In January 2020 the BTA Glasgow and West of Scotland Tinnitus Support Group was awarded the BTA Gold Standard certification.
BTA – Glasgow & West of Scotland Tinnitus Support Group – Where does the group meet?
Suite 316, 3rd Floor
36 Washington Street
Meetings are currently being held online via Zoom during the current pandemic.
How does the group work?
Tinnitus and related conditions are unique to the sufferer. Research suggests that what might work for one person, may not be as effective for another.
You can access treatment options from the NHS, the private sector and through self-help. The BTA – Glasgow & West of Scotland Tinnitus Support Group shares stories from its members, discuss 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?
A full list of our scheduled meetings appears at the foot of this page.
What should I expect at a BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group Meeting?
Please don’t worry about attending a meeting. They are friendly and welcoming and you can contribute as much or as little as you want. The meetings are organised to help you and we want you to get as much out of them as possible. In the video below meeting organiser and tinnitus expert Alan Hopkirk explains how the meetings work:
How to find out more
If you would like to attend the BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group please contact Alan or Roberta or Caitlin on 0141 226 2268 or email email@example.com.
BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group 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, 6-8:30 pm 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 the 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 about the BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 226 2268.
2021 • Meetings
2022 • Meetings
- Tuesday, 12 January 2022
- Tuesday, 15 February 2022
- Wednesday, 16 March 2022
- Tuesday, 5th April 2022
- Wednesday, 11th May 2022
- Tuesday, 21 June 2022
(Additional sign-up links will be added shortly)
2021 • Past Meetings
- Wednesday, 13 January 2021 (Online: Zoom Meeting)
- Tuesday, 2 March 2021 (Online: Zoom Meeting)
- Tuesday, 27 April 2021 (Online: Zoom Meeting)
- Tuesday, 6th July 2021 (Online: Zoom Meeting)
- Tuesday, 7th September 2021 (Online Zoom Meeting)
2020 • Past Meetings
- Wednesday, 29 January 2020
- Tuesday, 10 March 2020
- Wednesday, 6 May 202 (Online: Zoom Meeting)
- Tuesday, 28 July 2020 (Online: Zoom Meeting)
- Wednesday, 23 September 2020 (Online: Zoom Meeting)
- Tuesday, 24 November 2020 (Online: Zoom Meeting)
2019 • Past Meetings
- Tuesday, 26 November 2019
- Wednesday, 18 September 2019
- Tuesday, 19 February 2019
- Wednesday, 17 April 2019
- Tuesday, 25 June 2019
2018 • Past Meetings
- 20 March 2018
- 30 May 2018
- 31 July 2018
- 3 October 2018
- 27 November 2018
2017 • Past Meetings
- 7 February 2017
- 11 April 2017
- 28 June 2017
- 20 September 2017
- 21 November 2017
2016 • Past Meetings
- 17 May 2016
- 21 June 2016
- 19 July 2016
- 13 September 2016
- 22 November 2016