Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tinnitus gets a sympathetic ear at Basildon Hospital

Members of the audiology team at Basildon Hospital

PEOPLE living with tinnitus are invited to attend a free information event in the Education centre, Basildon University Hospital on Tuesday 26 June, 6.15-7.45pm.


Tinnitus is any sound that a person can hear from inside their body, rather than from an outside source. It is often described as a ringing in the ear, but a range of different sounds can be heard at varying volume levels.

Tinnitus is not a physically harmful condition but it can cause distress and prevent sufferers from sleeping or concentrating.

The event, organised by the tinnitus team in the audiology service, will provide information and advice on the condition and the support available from the hospital hearing centre and peer groups. Speakers will include
Colette Bunker from the British Tinnitus Association.

Meryl Robinson, chief hearing therapist at Basildon Hospital, (pictured above, right) will be among the team of professionals hosting the event.

Meryl said: “Tinnitus affects lot of people. Depending on its level and other factors, it hardly bothers some people but can cause great distress in others. Tinnitus can be triggered by a wide variety of factors – hearing loss, noise exposure through work or through music, ageing, stress and anxiety. Our role is to assess people with the condition, support them, and help them manage their tinnitus effectively and positively.”

If you would like to attend, please contact the audiology team on 01268 394732, or email


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