Next Meeting of the BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group:
Wednesday, 31st July 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.
BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group – Where does the group meet?
The Pentagon Centre
Suite 316, 3rd Floor
36 Washington Street
When does the group meet?
Next Meeting: Wednesday, 31st July 2018, 6.30-8.30pm.
Following on this year’s BTA focus campaign “Kids Talk Tinnitus”, our guest speaker will be Miss Amy McLaughlin, who featured on BTA Blogs during Tinnitus Awareness Week in February.
Amy will talk us through her journey and what she has done to remain positive. She will also be featuring in one of our upcoming blogs.
The meeting will be free but a suggested donation of £5 per person to support the group would be appreciated.
Free tea/coffee/water and biscuits also supplied, with a chance to talk to others affected by Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and associated conditions.
Off street free parking available after 6 pm.
How to find out more
If you are interested in attending the BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group please contact Alan or Roberta on 0141 226 2268 or email email@example.com.
July Meeting: Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 6.30-8.30pm.
We also have a meeting at end of July. Following on this year’s BTA focus campaign “Kids Talk Tinnitus”, our guest speaker will be Amy McLaughlin, who featured on BTA blogs and other national media during Tinnitus Awareness Week in February.
2018 • Future Meetings
- 26 September
- 27 November
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,
“The BTA Glasgow Tinnitus Support Group is a sound source of information regarding Tinnitus which is why 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 and bolster our own tinnitus therapy services.”
If you would like to find out more, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 226 2268.
2018 • Past Meetings
- 30 May
- 20 March
2017 • Past Meetings
- 7 February
- 11 April
- 28 June
- 20 September
- 21 November
2016 • Past Meetings
- 17 May
- 21 June
- 19 July
- 13 September
- 22 November