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THIS 2019 Showreel



THIS 2019 – Tinnitus and Hearing Information Show

THIS 2019 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 2019 offered a platform via our expert panel of researchers and practitioners to showcase innovative new technologies, best practice treatments and important sources of immediate help. There were opportunities for one-to-one consultations with our experts during the breakout sessions and there was some hugely positive feedback from those who attended.

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

President , British Tinnitus Association

Alan Hopkirk is an audiologist who advocates for greater awareness of audiological and hearing issues amongst the public and health professionals at large.

Alan also runs the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) Glasgow and West of Scotland Tinnitus Support Group which meets every two months. As a fellow of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) since 2002, he has recently been elected to the BSHAA council. Alan has had a keen interest in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis for over a decade and regularly attends International Research Conferences and Seminars to ensure that he is fully conversant with modern research and treatment protocols. More recently Alan has turned his attention to the link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline and how early intervention in both hearing and vision may slow the onset of dementia.

Alan has run his own Audiology Clinics since 2000 and is the 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