BBC iWonder Guide on tinnitus launched

Posted by 616 on June 24, 2016

BBC iWonder Guide on tinnitus launched

June 24, 2016 at 8:56 AM

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BBC Launch new iWonder guide on tinnitus

 

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is delighted to announce the launch of the BBC iWonder guide on tinnitus ‘How can I stop gigs and festivals ruining my hearing?’

It fits perfectly with the BTA’s own prevention campaign Plug’em and is being launched on 23 June to coincide with the Glastonbury Festival which takes place from 22-26 June.

 The guide is presented by DJ, Producer and Presenter Anne Savage who is also a Plug’em Ambassador. Anne has had tinnitus for the past 10 years and is passionate about raising awareness of tinnitus and the need to protect hearing. Anne says: “I have to face the fact that I will never hear silence again. The thing is I could have taken simple steps and still enjoyed going to festivals and clubs and listening to music. I was stupid enough to think that wearing earplugs wasn’t cool. But tinnitus is a lot less cool than wearing earplugs!”

Emily Broomhead, BTA Project Manager and lead on Plug’em says: “We’re so pleased that the BBC has created this guide which reinforces the message that protecting hearing is essential. We hope it encourages more people to be aware of their hearing and use earplugs at festivals, gigs and clubs.”

The guide is being launched on Thursday 23 June and can be viewed online at www.bbc.co.uk/guides/ztdgnbk

You can find out more about the BTA’s Plug’em campaign at www.plugem.co.uk. With information about sound levels, earplugs, blogs and messages from our Ambassadors which include Anne Savage, Mark Ronson and Eddy Temple-Morris

Follow and find out more via @BBCiWonder and @Plug_em

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