Chapelfield to help raise the awareness of Tinnitus to shoppers

As part of National Tinnitus Week which runs from 4th – 10th February 2013, the Audiology department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) will be on hand to answer questions on tinnitus as well as provide from shoppers in Chapelfield with information on the importance of protecting hearing.

The NNUH audiologist and therapists will be located on the Upper Ground of Chapelfield from 9am to 8pm on Thursday 7th February 2013.

Information will be available on tinnitus which is not a disease or an illness, it is a symptom generated within a person's own auditory pathways and is estimated to affect 6 million people in the UK. It is often assumed that tinnitus occurs as a result of disease of the ears, this is often not the case. The precise cause of tinnitus is still not fully understood.

Claire Gatenby, Chief Hearing Therapist at the NNUH said “This is a great opportunity for shoppers to come and find out more information on the condition, what support is available and how people can manage living with this condition. We also hope to increase awareness of the importance of protecting hearing from damage from noisy night clubs, discos and gigs.”

Chapelfield’s general manager Davina Tanner said: “We are very pleased to continue our partnership with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 2013, bringing health awareness advice to our shoppers on a regular basis. Chapelfield is committed to supporting the local community and having these events in the centre makes them really accessible.”

The event is part of a partnership that has been forged between Chapelfield and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to bring health information and advice to local people.

Thursday 31st of January 2013 11:00:52 AM