Charity Welcomes First Corporate Member

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The British Tinnitus Association (BTA), the only UK charity dedicated solely to supporting those with tinnitus, has welcomed its first Corporate Member in the same week that it launched its new Corporate Member scheme.

We have long been aware of the vital work that the BTA team carries out for the benefit of the tinnitus community and professionals working in audiology.

PC Werth, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist products to hearing professionals, has signed up as a Silver Corporate Member of the BTA and will enjoy a number of exclusive benefits in return of its financial support of the charity.

By supporting the BTA through the new scheme PC Werth is helping to fund the on-going work of the charity. This includes the provision of a confidential free phone helpline (0800 018 0527), as well as the funding of important medical research into tinnitus and the distribution of over 30 information sheets- written by leading medical professionals - free of charge. The BTA also organises tinnitus training workshops as well as an annual conference – the only purely tinnitus related event of its kind in the UK. It produces a quarterly magazine, Quiet and also maintains the comprehensive website, http://www.tinnitus.org.uk

An independent company with 60 years of experience supporting the UK’s audiologists, national chains and the NHS, PC Werth’s unique expertise and history means that they are long standing and exclusive partners to the world’s leading manufacturers of products for audiology.

Tom Parker, Managing Director of PC Werth, said of the membership: “We have long been aware of the vital work that the BTA team carries out for the benefit of the tinnitus community and professionals working in audiology. We are extremely proud to be supporting their endeavours through the new corporate membership scheme and are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with them.”

Not an illness or disease, tinnitus is a term that describes the sensation of hearing a noise in the absence of an external sound. The noise can have virtually any quality. Ringing, whistling, and buzzing are common, but more complex sounds may also be reported. Troublesome tinnitus can be very distressing for the affected individual, and issues may arise with sleep, concentration and mood. However, in many cases, subtle changes in people’s environment can address these issues, and improve quality of life.

Editors Notes

The BTA is an independent charity which supports thousands of people who experience tinnitus and advises medical professionals from across the world.

The British Tinnitus Association strives to be the primary source of support and information for people with tinnitus in the UK, thereby facilitating an improved quality of life. It aims to encourage prevention through its educational programme and to seek a cure for permanent head noise through a medical research programme.

The experienced team at the BTA understands the impact that tinnitus can have on the lives of those who experience tinnitus and those who live with them, so seeks to provides the most appropriate and expert advice and information free of charge – via a confidential freephone helpline on 0800 018 0527 and online at http://www.tinnitus.org.uk. The BTA can also post printed and audio information and advice.

Visit the BTA’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BritishTinnitusAssociation and follow the BTA on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BritishTinnitus

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