Keeping At The Forefront Of Tinnitus Research – Hearbase

Keeping At The Forefront Of Tinnitus Research

Fiona Idriss

As part of our continuing pursuit of clinical excellence we are maintaining our corporate membership of the British Tinnitus Association.

The BTA provides funding for high-quality research and resources for our tinnitus specialists and their patients in our clinics across Kent and South London.

Fiona Idriss, our senior audiologist and specialist tinnitus and sound sensitivity clinic lead, said: “We are supporting the BTA again this year as we have a duty of care to all our patients to strive for clinical excellence and to help support research into new solutions for tinnitus management and hearing protection.

“The BTA is at the forefront of tackling this debilitating condition and needs this crucial support from the industry to achieve its goals and maintain its helpline and support groups. We have recently worked with Hi-Kent tinnitus support group and value the hard work of these excellent voluntary groups and charities.

Specialist tinnitus clinic

“We are continuing our corporate membership of the BTA and look forward to collaborating on future projects, attending the BTA conference, as well as offering essential services to our patients across Kent and South London.”

Our managing director Mark Scutchings said that people have been more isolated during the pandemic and for those with tinnitus it has been harder for them to distract themselves from the condition. Lockdowns have also made it harder for them to access support networks.

Our specialist tinnitus and sound sensitivity clinic is based at The Chaucer Hospital, Canterbury. It offers expert diagnostic testing and assessment, with individual management plans to help those suffering from these distressing symptoms. Fiona continues to offer an initial free telephone consultation for anyone who needs advice, support services and management strategies. She has seen significantly higher demand for this service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our tinnitus support includes:

  • Initial 15-minute free telephone consultation with Fiona – call 0800 028 6179 for an appointment
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Tinnitus retraining therapy
  • Mindfulness-based meditation
  • Sound therapy
  • Sound generation
  • Hearing aids with tinnitus programmes
  • Referral routes to otologists and other specialists
  • Flexible treatment plans
  • Support materials
  • Written tinnitus reports for employers and solicitors

For a 15-minute free telephone consultation with Fiona please call 0800 028 6179

Hearbase Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity Clinic, The Chaucer Hospital, Nackington Road, Canterbury. CT4 7AR

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