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Improved tinnitus support comes to Southend-on-Sea

28 Apr Improved tinnitus support comes to Southend-on-Sea

A new group to support local people with tinnitus is being formed in Southend-on-Sea. The first meeting will take place on Thursday 25 May 2017, 2-4pm at the Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2UP.

The group is being organised by local volunteer Tony Riebold who says: “The nearest tinnitus support group to Southend-on-Sea is Redbridge some 35 miles away, and although another group is starting in Chelmsford approximately 20 miles from Southend, travelling out of Southend can be problematic.
Having been a tinnitus sufferer for many years I now feel it is time for Southend to have its own support group to meet like-minded people who will benefit in working together to control our symptoms.”

Tinnitus is defined as the experience of sounds with no external source, most commonly ringing or buzzing, but sometimes experienced as whooshing, clicking or even music. Many people aren’t troubled by sounds they hear, but for around 10%, the condition has a significant impact on their quality of life, often linked to stress, anxiety or sometimes depression.