A Vale of Leven Hospital audiologist has been honoured by receiving an invite to join the British Tinnitus Association's Professional Advisory Committee (BTAPAC).
Lynsay Sutherland has been a senior audiologist at the hospital since 2007 and recently completed an MSc in Rehabilitative Audiology, which is an achievement in itself, and due to her special interest in tinnitus is now a member of the BTAPAC.
Being invited to join this national group is an indication of how highly her knowledge and skills are regarded not only with her hospital colleagues but within the audiology profession across the UK.
Lynsay and the team at the Vale of Leven Hospital provide a tinnitus support service to patients from across West Dunbartonshire.
Lynsay is delighted to part of BTAPAC. She said: “I am honoured to have been invited to join the advisory committee.
“Tinnitus is an area that I have an interest in and provide support for local people affected.
“Although it is a common condition affecting a significant percentage of the population, unless someone has been affected by it it’s difficult to understand how debilitating it can be.
"I have seen first hand the positive impact that support and management strategies for tinnitus can have on those affected, this gives me immense job satisfaction and is one of the reasons why i am keen to move forward with the BTAPAC."
Notes to Editors
Tinnitus is when someone hears different types of sound, for example, ringing, whooshing or humming or buzzing in the ear when there is no sound around them.
The most common cause of tinnitus is damage and loss of the tiny sensory hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear.
This tends to happen as people age, and it can also result from prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. Hearing loss may coincide with tinnitus.
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