Hidden Hearing Responds to Tinnitus Sufferer Seeking Out Own Cure

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Experts in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to the news story of a Welsh Tinnitus sufferer who sought out his own cure for Tinnitus.

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Tinnitus affects one in ten people and can be incredibly frustrating and difficult to live with.

A retired DJ whose Tinnitus was so bad he was on the verge of suicide found his own cure by emailing an expert 3,000 miles away in America.

Ian Turner emailed New York based specialist Dr Maxim Shapiro with his brain scans in the effort to find a cure for his condition after UK doctors diagnosed him with Objective Pulsatile Tinnitus but told him it would be too dangerous to operate on his hearing impairment.

Dr Shapiro emailed Mr Turner back his brain scans with annotated arrows explaining how to do the operation. Mr Turner passed the information on to doctors at Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge and they were able to cure him after four operations and he has made a full recovery.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“Tinnitus affects one in ten people and can be incredibly frustrating and difficult to live with. Sufferers are often subject to constant whooshing, whistling or ringing in their ears and can often leave them feeling depressed and sometimes suicidal. But there is help out there for the condition, so it is worth exploring the options available to you.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People

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