This week it is Tinnitus Awareness Week (8th-12th February) where hearing loss charities including Action on Hearing Loss and British Tinnitus Association (BTA) are campaigning to raise crucial funds for research and treatments.
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Next week marks the start of Tinnitus Awareness Week, where up and down the country people will take part in the annual Tea for Tinnitus campaign event.
At this time of year families get together to celebrate Christmas and New Year and in our experience, it is often when family members notice that parents and grandparents are having hearing difficulties. This is frequently shrugged off as age related but it may not be the case. The problems could also be noise induced hearing loss caused by working in a noisy industry many years ago.
Action on Hearing Loss welcomes Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) decision to cancel their plans to ration free NHS hearing aids for those with mild or moderate hearing loss.
Mr A was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working for MDF Design industry for a period of over 6 years. He was employed as a Warehouse Operative and exposed to the noise of drilling machines and compressors, for the duration of his shifts.