The annual week to raise awareness around tinnitus and hearing loss takes place 8 – 14 February. Tinnitus Awareness Week celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016 and with the theme of Prevention, we’re keen to get more musicians talking about tinnitus.
Tinnitus can be a sensitive issue for musicians. Building a career as a performer takes years of training, hard work and dedication, all of which can be compromised by this condition.
We have lots planned throughout the week, including blogs from British Tinnitus and musicians we’ve helped who currently experience hearing loss. We’ll also be offering advice and tips on our social media pages and hosting a Tea for Tinnitus party to raise awareness, funds and enjoy a cup of tea in aid of fundraising!
Nigel Hamilton, Director of Care and Wellbeing said: “Our 2015 survey showed that musicians are four times more likely to suffer hearing damage than the general population. We know hearing is one of the most important tools for musicians and we’re keen to get on board with Tinnitus Awareness Week to help get people talking.”
If you think or know that you have hearing loss, you should seek specialist advice and help. You can also get in touch with our team.