Can you be involved with a research study?
Tinnitus and stress Stress is known to have an impact on health, and is linked to tinnitus. For example, people who have more severe tinnitus report a higher level of stress and more stress symptoms than those who had milder tinnitus. Some people also link the start of their tinnitus with the occurrence of a stressful event. But it is not clear whether tinnitus acts as a stressor, or stress leads to or makes tinnitus worse. At the NIHR Nottingham BRC (University of Nottingham), PhD student Asma Elarbed is conducting research to answer this question. She is measuring “cortisol” which is an important human hormone that is released by the “adrenal gland” in response to stress. She is comparing the level of cortisol (from hair sample) in people who have tinnitus with those who do not have tinnitus, and before and after tinnitus starts. This will tell us more about the biology of tinnitus. She is also looking at issues that relate to stress and tinnitus, namely depression, anxiety, memory, and attention, to determine how all these factors relate to each other. If you would like to participate or to know more, contact Asma Elarbed at this email: email@example.com
We were pleased to work with Jack Todhunter to produce a short promotional video about our group, how we have helped and supported our members. Please watch this short video to find out more about our group, what help and support we offer and how we can help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQBgEZe26PY&t=1s
In conjunction with Walking for Health we are organising a series of Wellbeing Walks. The walks will last 30 – 90 minutes and are suitable for most walking abilities.
Look out for our next wellbeing walk coming soon
The walks are open for anyone who needs to walk for health and not just people diagnosed with Tinnitus. The Walks are a great way to meet new people, have a chat, laugh and help to get fit. Sponsored by the Community Fund.
Join us for a Coffee and Chat at Monkey Park Community Cafe, 128a Chester Street, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 1DN on Monday 6th April 2020 from 1pm – 3pm
The Cafe is not open to the public and so if you have recently been diagnosed with Tinnitus or suffering from ringing in the ears or head, this is a great meeting to come along meet our members, in a relaxed and friendly environment. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences or concerns as well as chat to people who understand the condition. Please feel free to bring along a partner, relative or friend. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Parking is on the road.