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Pendle MP backs charity call on tinnitus
5:49pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson is backing a charity’s campaign calling for vital local services, supporting tinnitus sufferers, to be safeguarded.
The MP gave his support to Action on Hearing Loss’s call on NHS commissioners to protect essential services, such as hearing therapy and ear, nose and throat (ENT) treatments which help people manage tinnitus in their everyday lives.
He said: “I discovered that around 10 per cent of adults have mild tinnitus which can have debilitating effects on sleep, personal relationships, work, and lead to depression.
“With that in mind, it’s important that music lovers across Pendle reduce the risk of developing the condition by listening to their music players at safe sound levels.
“It’s also vital that local people with tinnitus have quick access to life-changing support so I’m delighted to back Action on Hearing Loss’s call for local ENT and hearing therapy services to be protected.”