Amersham Health and Wellbeing Thame


How do I help tinnitus

Aston Hearing ServicesIf you are one of the nearly 10-15% of people in the country who experiences tinnitus, or are just looking for more information, Aston Hearing Services would like to invite you to the Aston Hearing open morning on Friday 3rd March in Old Amersham Church Rooms and Tuesday 7th March in Thame Town Hall. 

The company run open mornings in the first week of every month (Tuesday in Thame, Friday in Amersham). Each event is based on a certain hearing issue, and aims to bring people together to answer questions, seek advice and catch up over coffee. In March, the focus is on tinnitus, and audiologists from Aston Hearing Service will be sharing information about the condition and how best to manage it.

Tinnitus is a problem with the auditory system, where people hear sounds such as ringing, buzzing or whistling coming from inside their head rather than an external source. Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of problems such as wax blocking the ear canal, part of the cochlea being damaged or as a side-effect from certain medication. Tinnitus is also linked to hearing loss, with the majority of people with tinnitus having an underlying hearing problem.

Everyone experiences tinnitus differently. Some people are able to filter out the sounds and they do not affect their daily lives, in the same way that you often stop noticing a ticking clock after becoming used to it. But for others, tinnitus can cause stress, anxiety and fatigue, affecting their quality of life.

However your tinnitus manifests, Aston Hearing Services believe that sharing knowledge and experience is the best way to help everyone to find their individual coping strategies.

At the open mornings their audiologists will be supported by Nikki, a long-standing client of Aston Hearing who experienced distressing tinnitus during a bout of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss last year.

We hope that Nikki will be able to shed some light on how to deal with tinnitus and provide an empathetic ear for others with the condition.

Attendance at these events is free and people are encouraged to just turn up on the day. No appointment is necessary.

If you cannot attend the open day in March and would like to book a tinnitus assessment at Aston Hearing Services please contact;

Thame: 01844 396057
Amersham: 01494 733840

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