Dec
29
2015

UK Academics in European link up to tackle tinnitus

Scientists at Anglia Ruskin University have commenced a project in collaboration with Linkoping University in Sweden to attempt to help sufferers of tinnitus.

Tinnitus sufferers experience ringing, buzzing or whistling sounds in their ears, which other people cannot hear.

Tinnitus is most common amongst older adults.  It usually, cannot be cured.

Tinnitus can be particularly debilitating, as people who suffer with the condition often experience problems with sleeping or concentrating and they can suffer from anxiety and depression as a result of their symptoms.

The collaboration between Anglia Ruskin University and Linkoping University is called Tackling Tinnitus and is an internet based project.  The aim is to provide an online programme which shares a range of techniques allowing people with tinnitus to cope better with their symptoms.

Linkoping University is one of the leaders in the area of internet based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Eldre Beukes from the Anglia Ruskin University Resonant Hearing Sciences Department set up the launch of the Tackling Tinnitus project:-

Despite much research, a cure for tinnitus remains to be found.

There are however strategies that are effective at reducing the impact tinnitus may have.  Not everyone is aware of this though.  Tinnitus sufferers therefore, often feel isolated and hopeless.

Tackling Tinnitus aims to empower those experiencing tinnitus to be able to control their tinnitus, with flexibility of carrying out the treatment programme online, whenever and wherever it suits them.

The techniques shared are largely based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which are very effective, but not readily accessible to those experiencing tinnitus. 

This programme is completely free and provides equal access and the same information for all participants, regardless of where they live, bypassing the postcode lottery that can be found in healthcare.”

If you are interested in taking part in the trial you can register your interest by visiting the project website www.tacklingtinnitus.co.uk.

Tinnitus is often suffered by those who have also experienced hearing problems as a result of their exposure to excessive noise.

If you suffer from tinnitus or hearing loss and you have worked in a noisy environment then you may be able to pursue a claim for industrial deafness compensation.

Our noise induced hearing loss solicitors will be pleased to discuss your enquiry with you and will be able to advise you whether you will be able to pursue a claim for industrial deafness on a no win no fee basis.

If you wish to discuss a potential hearing loss or tinnitus claim please contact us.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth has extensive experience in dealing with people suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus. We have a specialist team of solicitors, as well as a fully trained audiologist, who will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and they will do their best to offer an unparalleled support network and specialist legal expertise. If you have suffered a personal injury, which was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.If you are suffering from loss of hearing, buzzing or ringing in your ears, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

If you have been affected by hearing loss or exposure to noisy working environments you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my Claim’ feature on the right hand side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the symptoms that you are suffering from can have serious consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account any time you have had to take off work, any treatment you have had to pay for including the cost of hearing aids and any other losses that you may have incurred.

All claims are dealt with on a no win, no fee basis.

Call 0800 849 8700 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

 

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