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Tinnitus Support Group


The word 'tinnitus' comes from the Latin word for 'ringing' and is the perception of sound in the absence of any corresponding external sound. Approximately 5% of the adult population in the UK experience persistent or troublesome tinnitus.


There are a number of ways in which troublesome tinnitus can be managed to help reduce its presence and to avoid or reduce other unwelcomed effects such as anxiety, tension or disturbed sleep. Doing something to manage tinnitus better can help avoid a vicious circle of increased anxiety or frustration which otherwise can lead to greater tinnitus.


The Tinnitus Support Group exists to provide a greater understanding of tinnitus and its effect on those who experience tinnitus. We have both formal and informal discussions and talks relating to tinnitus and associated problems. External speakers are invited to contribute in the formal meetings and share their knowledge on advances in the field of tinnitus treatment and research.

Monthly Meetings

We hold regular meetings at our Thorpe Road premises.The meetings provide:

  • A holistic approach to helping those living with tinnitus
  • Acknowledgement of the reality of your experience
  • Mutual support within the group
  • Regular expert speakers on tinnitus
  • Information about research into tinnitus

You will need to  book a place at all TSG meetings. To do this:


Timetable July - December 2017

To download a PDF version of the timetable, click here.






Thursday 20th July

2:30 – 4:30pm


David Spicer

Mindfulness and CBT are recommended by NICE as a combined therapy for tinnitus, but what exactly is mindfulness? David is a UKCP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor in private practice who uses mindfulness-based CBT in his practice.  

Thursday 17th August

2:30 – 4:30pm

Alexander Technique

Susanne Duncan

Suzanne Duncan describes how the Alexander Technique can be used to treat patients with tinnitus.

Thursday 21st September

2:30 – 4:30pm

Sleep management and Relaxation

Claire Gantenby

Claire Gatenby, Chief Hearing Therapist from the Audiology Department of the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, provides helpful advice and techniques on sleep management and relaxation.

Thursday 19th October

2:30 – 4:30pm


Guy Thorold

Guy Thorold (BSc DHyp PHCBHp MBSCH) talks about hypnotherapy and deep relaxation. Guy has personal experience of dealing with tinnitus and has worked with clients who have tinnitus.









A Visual Guide to Tinnitus Click here to display a pictorial guide to tinnitus







 Tinnitus Support Group Newsletters

March 2016 Tinnitus Newsletter


Previous Issues

Previous issues of Tinnitus News




Tinnitus Support Group 19th July 2012

Presentation on "CBT As a Treatment for Tinnitus" by Dr Elizabeth Marks, Clinical Psychologist, Royal Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London


Tinnitus Support Group 13th October 2011...

Part 1 : Presentation by Claire Gatenby 

Part 2 : Presentation by Sam Riseley