Make a difference to your quality of life at THIS2019 (Tinnitus and Hearing Information Show)





THIS Scotland 2019 – Tinnitus and Hearing Information Show

THIS Scotland 2018 was the largest publicly attended tinnitus focused event in the UK during Tinnitus Awareness Week with an array of prominent guest speakers. The event was extremely well attended with over 200 visitors. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better with a host of well informed and exciting guests and a larger venue (but still within The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow).

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David Baguley is a Professor of Hearing Sciences at the University of Nottingham, working in the Division of Clinical Neurosciences (Faculty of Medicine), and the Hearing Sciences Group. He heads up the Clinical Hearing Sciences group within the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. David’s particular research interests lie in the area of iatrogenic tinnitus and hearing loss associated with the use of platinum-based chemotherapy in adult survivors of cancer. He works clinically in the Nottingham Audiology Service, Nottingham University Hospitals.

For over 30 years David was the Head of Audiology at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and in the last 5 years the Head of Auditory Implants and of Newborn Hearing Screening also.

David has co-authored over 150 research papers, many book chapters, and has co-authored and edited several books including Living with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (McKenna, Baguley, McFerran – Sheldon Press) He has four times been awarded the Shapiro Research Prize of the British Tinnitus Association, in 2006 received an International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology and in 2018 was awarded the Research Prize of The Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology.

Professor David Baguley

Audiologist Alan Hopkirk has been organising hearing events for both the public and healthcare professionals for many years. Most recently THIS Scotland 2018 which was the largest publicly attended event as part of Tinnitus Week with over 200 attendees. Alan also runs the BTA Glasgow and West of Scotland Tinnitus Support Group which meets every two months. He has been a fellow of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologist (BSHAA) since 2002 and has had a keen interest in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis for over a decade. Alan regularly attends international conferences and seminars to ensure that he is fully conversant with modern research and treatment protocols.

He strongly advocates greater choice for those affected by tinnitus and hearing loss and believes that health professionals could be more supportive when patients raise their concerns. THIS 2019 aims to raise awareness of the wider options available to those affected by tinnitu and/or hearing loss. He also encourages health and hearing professionals to be more proactive in accessing effective treatments and solutions in improving a patient’s quality of life. Recent studies increasingly demonstrate the benefit of early intervention, rather than waiting until things cannot be ignored and the damage is irreparable.

Alan has run his own audiology practice since 2000 and is Clinical Director of The Invisible Hearing Clinic in Glasgow. They offer cutting-edge services for tinnitus, complex hearing needs and hearing wellness in general. Alan has featured on BBC Radio Scotland and STV television where he discussed hearing loss, tinnitus and mental health.



Alan Hopkirk

Clinical Director, The Invisible Hearing Clinic

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