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Tinnitus Support Group launches in Chelmsford

26 Apr Tinnitus Support Group launches in Chelmsford

A new group to support local people with tinnitus is being formed in Chelmsford. The first meeting will take place on Saturday 20 May 2017, 11am – 1pm at The Pertwee Room, Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 9AQ.

Dave Carr, BTA Volunteering and Engagement Manager said: “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.

Graham Field is organising the group as currently there are no support groups in Essex. Graham said: “When I first had tinnitus about three years ago, I looked into the support available and became aware that there was no local support group for people with tinnitus in Essex; the nearest ones are in Cambridge and Ipswich, so it seemed sensible to have the same support available locally, so I’m really looking forward to getting this off the ground.”

Tinnitus is defined as the experience of sounds with no external source, most commonly ringing or buzzing, but sometimes experienced as whooshing, clicking or even music. Many people aren’t troubled by sounds they hear, but for around 10%, the condition has a significant impact on their quality of life, often linked to stress, anxiety or sometimes depression.