British Tinnitus Association - Annual Conference 2018
14th September 2018
Conference Aston, Birmingham.

The British Tinnitus Association's 2018 Annual Conference is returning bigger than ever for 2018. Following on from the success of last year, the popular Q+A Panel will be returning, along with a freshly devised format offering you more opportunities to access the sessions that matter to you.

Thursday 13th September

Pre Conference Networking Evening: with comedian & actress Samantha Baines

Friday 14th September

Annual Conference:
Packed agenda with Keynotes, Workshops, and Research Roundups

Saturday 15th September

'Talking Tinnitus' U.K. Expo:
Exhibition Hall, Holistic Lounge, Expert Talks & More

Following the success of last year's Conference Networking Event, we will again be holding a social evening of networking and entertainment.

Included in your Conference ticket price, you're invited tojoin us at the Conference Aston hotel where we will be joined by Award-winning Comedian and Actress Samantha Baines.

As seen in Netflix's 'The Crown,' 'Silent Witness' and 'Call the Midwife,' Sam will be speaking about her personal experience of tinnitus, as well as a book she is writing on hearing loss.

Further details of the networking event can be found here

The Conference programme is filled with speaker sessions, workshops, seminars, a large exhibition hall, and the return of the popular Q&A Panel are just a few of this years features.

For the first time, you're able to create a personalised agenda to suit your own professional development, with sessions repeated in both the morning and afternoon so you won't miss out.

Full details of the programme and speakers can be found below, and keep your eyes on the website and our social media channels to receive the news first.

For the first time, this year we are extending our stay into a second day and welcoming the public to the first-of-its-kind 'Talking Tinnitus' U.K. Expo.

Designed to bring everything together under one roof, those living with tinnitus can attend talks from leading medical experts as well as try out different therapies and management techniques.

The large exhibition hall will remain to allow visitors to browse stalls for the latest products and devices, advice and information, as well as visiting the BTA-staffed Support Centre.

Tickets for this event are sold separately and are available here currently from £8.


Further information and tickets for the 'Talking Tinnitus' U.K. Expo can be found here.

The programme:

Click here to download the Conference Programme PDF

In the run up to the Conference we will be showcasing details of the speakers and their sessions! The first of which can be viewed now and is a spotlight on the PhD Students from the ESIT Programme and their research.

Ticket information:

A limited allocation of 2018 First Release tickets are now on sale.

Standard Ticket: £110

BTA Professional Member: £85

Support Group Leader: £55

Student: £35

(Discount codes are required to access any of the reduced price tickets, contact [email protected] to see if you qualify)

How to buy:

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 

Card Payment:

  • Online card payment here 
  • over the phone by calling 0114 250 9933

Booking form; complete the Conference Booking Form to pay by:

  • Invoice - Purchase Orders / Invoice Requests are to be sent to [email protected] 
  • Cheque - made payable to British Tinnitus Association
  • BACs payment - contact [email protected] for instruction

Poster Submissions:

All of the entries for this year's poster session will be competing for the chance to present their work at the next Conference.

All entries will be judged by both a delegate vote and elected panel, the combined result will determine the one winner who will be offered the opportunity to present their work at the next Conference (study completion pending).

You must register your intent to submit an entry to this year's competition with Marcus Bowen at the BTA by July 22nd 2018 - email [email protected] and download the Competition Guidelines here.

Venue Options:

  • Directions to the Venue can be found here
  • Use discount code BTA2018 to get a fantastic B&B rate of £89 at Conference Aston Hotel:
  • Accommodation and Parking information can be found here

Any Conference or Expo related questions can be directed to our Events Manager Marcus - [email protected] 

There are exhibitor opportunities at both the Professionals Conference and the Public Expo day - for information on these please contact [email protected]