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This week (February 5-11) is Tinnitus Week and numerous events are planned to highlight a condition affecting around one in 10 people in the UK.
Tinnitus is the medical term for the perception of sound when no external sound is present. It can occur in one or both ears or in the head, and can be intermittent or constant.
Common descriptions of tinnitus include a buzzing, hissing, humming, whistling, clicking, chirping, roaring or beeping noise. Tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss but can occur in people with normal hearing as well.
Sarah Carter, a director at Great Shelford-based angliEAR hearing care centre, told the Cambridge Independent: “Tinnitus Week is the first time that anything’s been done worldwide, with different tinnitus groups around the world.
“So the British Tinnitus Association are involved, the American Tinnitus Association are involved, and what we’re doing to support that as a clinic and as a corporate member of the British Tinnitus Association is raise awareness through our own programme of events.”
For the full article: http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/health/cambridgeshire-based-hearing-care-centre-supporting-tinnitus-week-1-5385906