Tinnitus support groups

DSskEw1WAAEITyV.jpgThere is a network of independent tinnitus support groups around the country supported by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA). All support groups are different, but generally the benefits of joining one are:

  • Development of new coping skills
  • Learning new, practical ways of dealing with problems
  • Learning to relax and managing stress
  • Feeling more in control and an increase in confidence
  • Gaining inspiration and support from others


Local support groups

Here in our region there are 3 groups that might be of interest to you. For the full list of groups in the UK please click here.


Ipswich Tinnitus Support Group

A support group for people living in or near Ipswich.

Where the group meets

Suffolk House
2 Wharfedale Road
(off Dales Road)
Ipswich
IP1 4JP

Refreshments are provided and the venue has an induction loop for hearing aid users.

When the group is meeting

  • All meetings are held from 13.30 – 15.30
  • Monday 23rd March
  • ​Monday 29th June
  • Monday 14th September
  • Monday 14th December – Xmas get together

How to find out more

Contact the group's organiser, Maria Waller, on 01473 286060 or maria.waller@hhas.org.uk


Bury St Edmunds Tinnitus Support Group

A support group for people in Bury St Edmunds to come together in a friendly environment and talk about ways to cope and manage their tinnitus.

Where the group meets

Bury St Edmunds Deaf Centre
28 Northgate Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1HY

Refreshments are provided and the venue has an induction loop for hearing aid users.

When the group is meeting (2019)

​Alternate months, 10:30-12:30

  • Wednesday 19th February: Presentation from Rachel Knappet, Head of Adult Auditory Rehabilitation at Addenbrookes Hospital.
  • Wednesday 15th April

  • Wednesday 17th June: Garden Party with Strawberries & Scones. Presentation from Nic Wray - representative for British Tinnitus Association.

  • Wednesday 19th August

  • Wednesday 21st October: Presentation from group member Heather Fletcher on how hypnotherapy services may help tinnitus. 

  • Wednesday 25th November: Joint end of year get-together with the Hard of Hearing Group. Presentation from Margo Harrison of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

How to find out more

Contact Jane Frost on 01284 625926 or jane.frost56@gmail.com to register your interest.

 

Norfolk/Norwich Tinnitus Support Group

A support group for people living in or near Norfolk/Norwich.

Where the group meets

Norfolk Deaf Association
120 Thorpe Road
Norwich
NR1 1RT

When the group is meeting

  • Wednesday, 15th January 2pm – 4pm An introduction to Tinnitus with Alexandra Ryan

  • ​Thursday, 13th February 2pm – 4pm Meditation with Cathy Cookson

  • Further dates TBC

How to find out more

tinnitus@norfolkdeaf.org.uk | 01603 404440 | www.norfolkdeaf.org.uk
 

Lowestoft Tinnitus Support Group

A group for anyone in the Lowestoft area who would like to meet others with tinnitus in a friendly and supportive environment.

Where the group meets

Lowestoft & District Deaf Society
Blackheath Road
Lowestoft
NR33 7JG

How to find out more

Contact the group organisers on 01502 512073 or ldds@btconnect.com