About the group

The Aintree Tinnitus Support Group is run by the audiology team at Aintree University Hospital.

Additionally, the group has achieved the BTA Gold Standard for Support Groups

Where the group meets

Room 2.07 Clinical Science Centre
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
L9 7AL

The venue is accessible for people with disabilities, and an induction loop is fitted for hearing aid users.

When the group meets

The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month (no meeting in January or August)

Meetings start at 6 pm and finish at 7:30 pm.

2020 Meetings

  • January: No meeting in January

  • 5th  February:  The Positive Thoughts Course – Mrs Sue Martin
    Tinnitus Week -  February 2020

  • 4th  March:  Yoga to help with tinnitus - Carliann Langley - Yoga & meditation teacher  Peace Love Yoga U.K

  • 1st April:  Tinnitus, hearing loss and Deaf Awareness. Mrs Jennifer Fahy, Audiologist
    12th Anniversary of the Aintree Tinnitus Support Group

  • 6th  May:  Mindfulness – a practical session - Ms Ruth Dark, Psychological Therapist

  • 3rd  June:  Tinnitus and Exercise. Mrs Kim Moss, Senior Audiologist

  • July: No meeting in July

  • August:  No meeting in August

  • 2nd September:  Tinnitus management options. Mrs Kim Moss, Senior Audiologist

  • 7th October:  How the ear works and common causes of tinnitus. Mrs Rachael Kelly Browne, Audiologist

  • 4th  November:   Practical ways to improve sleep. Mrs Gaynor Chittick, Chief Audiologist

  • 2nd December:  What do we know about tinnitus?  Mrs Rachel Saunders, Senior Audiologist

Past Meetings

2019 Meetings

  • January: No meeting in January

  • 6th February: The Positive Thought Course -Mrs. Sue Martin
    Tinnitus Awareness Week - 4th - 10th February

  • 6th March: Mindfulness - A Practical Session - Ms Ruth Dark, Psychological Therapist

  • 3rd April: Tinnitus - a patient's perspective 
    Eleventh Anniversary of the Aintree Tinnitus Support Group

  • 1st May: Tinnitus, hearing loss and deaf awareness - Mrs Jennifer Fahy, Audiologist

  • 5th June: Tinnitus Management Options - Mrs Kim Moss, Senior Audiologist

  • 3rd July: Tinnitus Research Update - Mrs Rosanne McArdle, Audiologist

  • August:  No meeting in August

  • 4th September: Yoga and relaxation, Ms Carli-Ann Parry, Yoga Practitioner

  • 2nd October: How the ear works and common causes of tinnitus - Mr Eslam Osman, Consultant ENT Surgeon

  • 6th November: Practical ways to improve sleep, Mrs Gaynor Chittick, Chief Audiologist

  • 4th December: What do we know about tinnitus? - Mr Tony Kay, Head of Audiology Services

How to find out more

Contact Gaynor Chittick 
[email protected]
0151 529 0328

Further information can be found on the group’s website at: http://www.aintreehospital.nhs.uk/our-services/a-z-of-services/audiology/tinnitus-support-group/

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Additional information

There is no charge for meetings.

BTA Information Sheets are available.

News: Leading charity praises Aintree's ten years of tinnitus support

Terms of Reference of Aintree Tinnitus Support Group

  • To provide additional information and support to patients, and their significant others, living with tinnitus.
  • It is not a substitute for an individual management plan and individual medical advice cannot be given at the meetings.