UK’s first Tinnitus Expo coming to Birmingham next week

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The first-ever Tinnitus Expo in the UK will open its doors to attendees in Birmingham next week.

The inaugural ‘Talking Tinnitus’ event, hosted by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA), will take place at Aston University on Saturday 15 September.

The doors will be open from 9am to 5pm on the huge depths of information that are available for people living with the condition, all gathered under one roof.

This unique Expo will also offer tinnitus sufferers the chance to try out therapies and techniques known to help manage the condition, as well as seek help and support from the BTA and hear talks from tinnitus experts.

Products and services designed to support the estimated six million people living with tinnitus in the UK will also be on display in the Expo’s Exhibitor Hall.

David Stockdale, chief executive of the BTA, said: “We are very excited to finally open this event and welcome people to the UK’s first ever Tinnitus Expo, so that those who have the condition can gain access to the wealth of information, advice and shared experiences that are out there.

“We’ve had bookings from all over the world and we can’t wait to see everybody congregating under one roof next week.

“In an internet age where information is freely available but not necessarily always reliable, we wanted to create a space where the advice about managing the condition that attendees will hear is guaranteed to be true and trustworthy.

“Tickets are selling fast though so we advise anybody who is interested to book in advance before next week!”

A programme of expert sessions will be hosted throughout the day by leading names in tinnitus, from both the psychology and medical worlds, covering topics including: Will there ever be a cure?; Understanding the habituation process; Treatment choices; Introduction to bone conduction technology; and Tinnitus and sleep disturbance.

There will also be the opportunity to hear real-life stories from people who have learnt to manage their condition and live well with their tinnitus.

‘Talking Tinnitus’ will take place at the Conference Aston Meeting Suites in Birmingham on Saturday September 15, running from 9am until 5pm.

Tickets cost £12 when bought in advance.

For further information and to book tickets, visit www.www.tinnitus.org.uk/Event/talkingtinnitus

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