It was the annual week when we try to raise as much awareness of tinnitus as possible last week. The 2016 campaign is actually the 10th Anniversary of TAW which is run by the British Tinnitus Association and it is based around the theme of Prevention.
The Plug’em Campaign is a new tinnitus prevention campaign being run by the British Tinnitus Association. The campaign is designed to raise awareness in younger people of the need to wear earplugs at clubs, gigs & festivals. The idea is to raise awareness of tinnitus & the damage to hearing which can be caused when sounds are over 85dB.
During the Tinnitus Awareness Week we were highlighting the Plug'em campaign and trying to spread the word about it's message. We all know younger people who go to clubs or gigs and we want to try and encourage them to use earplugs, or just give them a try and see how they help.
Plug'em also aims to inform about levels of sound, what is and isn’t safe and importantly about exposure times.
As part of our awareness raising efforts and to get more people talking about tinnitus, about tinnitus management and prevention. And to help raise vital funds to help the BTA in their work supporting those affected.
We threw a Tea for Tinnitus party which was a great way of doing this in a relaxed social environment.
We invited customers old and new to our tea for tinnitus party. In order to really have a great cup of tea, there needs to be cake! So we asked Eveleen Greer of The Little Chocolate Cake Company to make us some special tea cakes. Weve loved eveleen's cakes at past open house events so thought it would be a great to mark the tea party with BTA branded cakes to honour the occassion. They went down a treat both at the party and after it when atendees left with a goody bag of cakes and other treats, all sponsored by us. So good cakes, good tea and great company, and we raised the grand sum of £84.