Make a difference to your quality of life at THIS 2019 (Tinnitus and Hearing Information Show)






THIS 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 better with a host of well informed and exciting guests. We will be talking about how tinnitus is a problem and offer some practical solutions.

THIS 2019 offers a platform via our expert panel of researchers and practitioners to showcase innovative new technologies, best practice treatments and importantly sources of immediate help. There will also be the opportunity for one-to-one consultations with our experts during the breakout sessions at the various information stands.

Take a look below at Alan Hopkirk’s summary of the event.



THIS Scotland 2018 Overview

Here is a brief overview of THIS Scotland 2018 which shows the vibrant atmosphere and the types of presentations and information stands.

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 recently attended the ENT Masterclass in London where  Professor Baguley presented a seminar on misophonia. They were able to discuss their objectives for THIS 2019 and Alan said:

David is one of the world’s most knowledgeable professionals in this field and as President of the British Tinnitus Association launches Tinnitus Week on Monday. It’s a privilege to have him as our main speaker in our contribution to this very worthwhile awareness raising campaign. It was really helpful talking with David and and finalising some details including the planned Question and Answer session. David will be available all day at THIS 2019 for those wishing to speak with him individually. 

ENT Masterclass, The Ear and Technology

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