On Saturday, 18th April, Specsavers exhibited and provided free hearing screening at the first World Tinnitus Day event in Temple Bar, Dublin. Staff on the day met with tinnitus sufferers and advised them on the importance of maintaining good hearing health and having regular hearing examinations.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is an issue whereby individuals start to hear noises (usually a ringing, buzzing, whistling, hissing or roaring sound) in their ears that other people cannot hear and which do not appear to come from an outside source. The problem of tinnitus is a global health issue, and one that is affecting increasing numbers of people year on year.
World Tinnitus Day
World Tinnitus Day was set up to bring people, organisations and businesses together to learn about and raise awareness of tinnitus.
Hearing aids Specsavers audiologist Orla Walsh said: “Many people who suffer from tinnitus also have hearing difficulties and in this instance, hearing aids can be used to control the issue. For this reason we would advise individuals with tinnitus to have regular hearing examinations.”
Find out more about tinnitus here.
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