Recently introduced Programme for Hearing Support Christchurch
Hearing Support Christchurch have recently introduced the DANGEROUS DECIBELS PROGRAMME to our Education arm. The Programme aims to educate children in Years 4 to 8 about the ear, hearing, decibels and how to prevent noise induced hearing loss. The presentations are educational, scientific, fun and interactive!
Feedback so far has been nothing but positive and we aim to reach as many students in as many schools as possible with the important message of taking care of your hearing. Because once it is gone – it is gone!
Please refer to our EDUCATION Tab on this site for further information about this exciting programme.
TINNITUS WORKSHOP 2020
Just days prior to Covid-19 becoming too worrisome, we held our popular annual Tinnitus Workshop. We were able to host it at our new premises, Village Health in the staff dining room, which was very convenient and worked well. However, it was a bit different from normal as we were asked by Village Health medical staff to ensure everyone attending had not recently returned from overseas, were not unwell, and that they all used hand sanitiser upon entering and leaving the room. It was definitely a precursor to our “new normal”! These are certainly strange times we are living in.
Fortunately, Dr Grant Searchfield was still able to fly down from Auckland to speak at the workshop. A week later, it would have been a different story.
Once again Grant led an informative and interesting workshop with 28 attendees benefitting from his wisdom and expertise. Grant is certainly more than well qualified to share his knowledge. As well as having the condition himself, he is an Associate Professor in the Audiology Section at University of Auckland and directs the University’s Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic. He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Audiology, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and Scientific Reports. His research focus is cognitive processes involved in tinnitus perception and innovative technology for management of hearing loss and tinnitus.
Attendees reported that they received helpful information that they can take away in order to help with their own Tinnitus. If you couldn’t attend or would love to next time, then give Julie a call and she will pop you on our waiting list.
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