The Irish Tinnitus Association Celebrates 20 Years
Our celebration meeting will take place on Saturday 28th May 2016 in The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8. Registration starts at 10.00am All who have tinnitus, their families and their friends, are invited. Admission is free. Keynote speakers at this special public event will be: David Baguley, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Director of Audiology, at Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge. He trained in Audiology at the University of Manchester and has been working in Cambridge since 1985, in which year he set up the Tinnitus Clinic. He has a PhD in the subject of tinnitus from the University of Cambridge. He is the current President of the British Tinnitus Association. Rosie Kentish, head of Paediatric Clinical Psychology at the Royal National Throat Nose and ear Hospital in London. She has written extensively on the emotional and psychological development of deaf and hard of hearing children and on the management of children with tinnitus. Don McFerran, a Consultant Otolaryngologist in Colchester, Essex. He was a medical student at Queen’s College Cambridge and Cambridge University Medical School. His postgraduate training took him through several ENT departments in London and East Anglia. Laurence McKenna, Clinical Psychologist at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital for the past 27 years. He is head of the team of psychologists working in the Adult Audiological Medicine Department, treating patients with tinnitus and other audiovestibular disorders. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is a condition in which people experience sounds in their ears or head which do not have an external cause. The noises may be heard as ringing, whistling, roaring, rumbling, clicking or other variations. One or both ears can be affected and are sensed as very loud by some people. It can result from a number of events and conditions. Exposure to loud noises is a common one; head injury is another. Some people develop tinnitus after ‘flu or an ear infection or after or during a period of severe stress can be managed. At present there is no known cure but the condition can be managed.