Tinnitus charity picked to be film subject

Feb 07, 2013 in Hearing Protection

Tinnitus charity picked to be film subject

Being unable to communicate fully is often a frustration in the first few months of life with a digital hearing aid, as people adjust to life with their devices.

It can be problems involving speaking and listening freely with friends or family or in day-to-day life, but it does take some getting used to.

However, those who suffer from tinnitus, one of the most common causes of deafness and hearing loss, could soon have their chance to tell their story after it was revealed a new film is to be made about the work of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA).

The BTA has been chosen above a number of other organisations by the Media Trust, Sainsbury’s and Google to have a film made about its work by a top, professional filmmaker.

Around ten per cent of adults in the UK suffer from some form of tinnitus and it is hoped that this exposure will increase awareness while also highlighting the good work done by the charity.

"Untold Stories will give us the unique opportunity to work with a professional film maker to raise awareness of the condition and our work," said

David Stockdale, chief executive of the BTA.

The film will be broadcast on the Media Trust’s national television station, Community Channel, while it will also be distributed widely online with Google's support.

Caroline Diehl, chief executive at Media Trust, said: "We know that there is a wealth of fantastic charities like the British Tinnitus Association and being involved with Untold Stories is a rare opportunity for them to work with a professional filmmaker and get their story heard by an even wider audience."

This week is Tinnitus Awareness Week, so what better time to book in for a free hearing test at one of our branches.

Our team of expert audiologists will be able to quickly see if there is any problem and what needs to be done to sort it out for you.