Tinnitus Sufferer’s Battle For Cure Gives Hope To Hundreds

Deafness Lawyers Hope Treatment Can Help Others

20.03.2013

Expert deafness lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have praised the dedication of a tinnitus sufferer to find a cure for his condition and say the treatment gives hopes to hundreds of other sufferers.

Ian Turner suffered a whooshing sound in his ear that was getting worse by the day and emailed an expert 3,000 miles away in America images of his brain scans after being refused treatment in the UK over fears it was too dangerous.

The retired radio presenter received a reply from an expert in New York who sent back the scans with a series of arrows drawn on them pointing out what was causing the whooshing noises.

Doctors realised Mr Turner’s case was not as serious as they had first thought and after undergoing four operations at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge he has now made a full recovery and his tinnitus is cured.

Alison Gregory, who specialises in helping those exposed to excessive noise through no fault of their own, said: “Tinnitus is a devastating condition that leaves sufferers with hearing problems and frustrated by the constant noise in their ears.

“Mr Turner’s case gives help to the many other sufferers and shows the importance of seeking a second opinion and not giving up.

“We hope that doctors throughout the UK consider all available options for patients so each individual has the best possible chance of recovery, or treatment to make life more bearable.

“We continue to be contacted by people who suffer tinnitus and noise induced hearing loss through no fault of their own, after being exposed in the workplace and we hope the treatment given to Mr Turner can be considered for more patients as the positive benefits are huge.”

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