The next Tinnitus meeting is to be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Society, 63 Cornell Road NW
The topic will be on Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (an extreme sensitivity to sound)—an overview of TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy) treatment with guest speaker: Dr. Anne Woolliams.
Dr. Anne Woolliams Audiologist MSc, AuD, R Aud, Aud(C), F-AAA is the only Audiologist trained and currently practising TRT in Alberta. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Woolliams share her expertise with us. TRT helps people with tinnitus by using the very basic theory of brain plasticity. It is the best known and one of the most successful treatments for tinnitus & hyperacusis.
Anyone with an interest in Tinnitus is welcome to attend.
Meeting is accessible with Real Time Captioning and assistive listening devices.
Please confirm your attendance by calling 403-284-6200 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Meetings are held in January, March, May, September and October. Please contact us for exact dates.
TINNITUS is pronounced either ti-NIGHT-us or TIN-i-tus. Both pronunciations are correct. The word is of Latin origin, meaning “to tinkle or to ring like a bell.” Put simply, tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head where no external source is present. Some call it “ringing in the ears” or “head noise.”
Tinnitus is the perception of a sound that has no external source. In almost all cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning that only the person who has tinnitus can hear it. People describe hearing different sounds: ringing, crickets, whooshing, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, dial tones, even music. It can be constant or intermittent and is heard in one ear, both ears or in the head. Tinnitus can originate in the middle ear (behind the eardrum) or in the sensorineural auditory system.
Tinnitus is usually accompanied by hearing loss, and sometimes accompanied by loudness hyperacusis (when moderately loud sounds are perceived as very loud). Some 50 million adults suffer from tinnitus (it can also affect children). For 12 million, the problem is severe enough that it impacts their everyday life. Because tinnitus can be a symptom of a more serious disorder, it is important to have an appropriate health evaluation, from an audiologist or physician.
Click here for more information on Tinnitus including:
- Treatment & Therapies
Drug Interaction Guide for Tinnitus
For more information please conatact Sylvia Bird Email Sylvia