Tinnitus is the name given to noises in the ears and/or head that are unrelated to any outside sound, and is often described as a ringing in the ears. Tinnitus is not a disease but a problem in the auditory (hearing) pathway or in the central nervous system of the brain. Recent statistics suggest tinnitus affects 6.5% of the general population and over 13% in over 65s, and of these, about one percent experience it to a disturbing degree.
In this FREE public lecture, Associate Professor Grant Searchfield will chart the many endeavours to treat tinnitus throughout history. He will outline what researchers have learnt so far, and importantly, what the future of research holds for patients. Dr Searchfield’s lecture will particularly
focus on research undertaken in New Zealand and how this has informed the worldwide tinnitus research and clinical community.
Thursday 8th February 2018
10:30am - 11:45am
St Chad's Church and Community Centre
38 St Johns Road
Registration is essential and free.
Tea will be served after the lecture.
Parking on-site and in surrounding streets.