A new group to support local people with tinnitus is being formed in Lowestoft. Tinnitus affects one in ten adults in the UK, and there are an estimated 7100 people with the condition in Lowestoft and the surrounding villages alone, of whom over 700 find it significantly affects their quality of life.

The first meeting will take place on Friday 20 April 2018, 12:15 – 14:00 at Lowestoft & District Deaf Society, Blackheath Road, Lowestoft, NR33 7JG. Nic Wray, Communications Manager from the British Tinnitus Association will be on hand to talk to people about tinnitus and the help and support available.

The group is being organised by Linda Parker and Fiona Savill who says “This is something that we have talked about having for a long time and are excited at the possibility of getting this up and running for the people of Lowestoft and helping support their needs”

Colette Bunker, BTA Volunteer and Support Group Manager comments: “Being among people who have tinnitus, listening to their experiences and how they have managed to handle things, is a tremendous help for the individual. I witness this first hand when attending group meetings. It is amazing seeing the difference it makes to people, especially those who have recently been diagnosed.”

If you would like to find out more, please contact 01502 512073 or [email protected] to register your interest.

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