About the group

The group meets five times a year on Saturday mornings. These are the 3rd Saturday of February, April, June, September and November

Where the group meets

The Meadows Centre
1 St Catharine's Rd
Cambridge, CB4 3XJ

When the group meets

On the following Saturdays, Gather for 10.00am for a 10.30am start. Meeting will finish at 12:30pm. 

2020 Meetings

15 February

" Why haven’t we cured tinnitus "           

Dr Don McFerran, FRCS, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust


18 April

"Insights into factors that aid coping with tinnitus."         

Dr Eldre Beukes, Research Fellow in Vision & Hearing Sciences Anglia Ruskin University


20 June

"How coming out of fight or flight helps tinnitus."

Julian Cowan-Hill MA UKCP RCST Craniosacral & Core Process Psychotherapist


19 September

"Relaxation Meditation"

John Williams, CTSG member


21 November

Self-Help session &  Bring & Share Brunch

Facilitator: Rachel Knappett

Previous meetings

2019 Meetings

  • 16 February: Five Years on...what happened after the Tinnitus Priority Setting Partnership Nic Wray, BTA Comminications Manager & Editor of Quiet magazine 
  • 13 April: Tinnitus: The Anticipation Hypothesis, Dr James Jackson, Associate Principle Lecturer, Leeds Trinity University
  • 15 June: Self-Help session, Facilitator: Rachel Knappett
  • 21 September: Learning about Ménière's, Laura Fulco, Administration and Groups Liaison Officer, Ménière's Society
  • 16 November: Tinnitus: How we think, react, sleep and relax make a difference? Claire Gatenby, Chief Hearing Therapist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital; Bring & Share Brunch to follow

2018 Programme

  • 17 February: 'Music as Therapy' with Peter Shearer, Petrapeace
    Peter plays music that helps access the right/creative side of the brain, which can prove therapeutic for those who live with various disorders, including tinnitus. He will illustrate some relevant case studies as well as bring examples of his music.
  • 21 April: Faradena Afifi is a Tai Chi Chuan teacher, community musician and massage therapist, so her talk should prove interesting!
  • 16 June: Tinnitus and Hypercusis projects with Dr Kathryn Fackrell (NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre) and Jess Williams (MSc student)
  • 15 September: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction with Elinor Brown, Grow Mindful
  • 17 November: Self-help session and Bring & Share brunch -  This month the group hosting its annual self-help session, where we have the opportunity to share our thoughts about tinnitus with others in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Rachel Knappet, Head of Adult auditory Rehabilitation at Addenbrookes and committee member will help guide the session. This will be combined with our ever-popular Bring & Share Brunch, to which you are invited to contribute, but is not a requirement for attending!

How to find out more

Contact Alan Yeo
[email protected]
01223 243570

Additional information

The group produces a newsletter prior to their meetings and all contacts have access to their BTA trained Tinnitus Advisers.

February 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter