BTA win BMA Patient Information Award
The BTA had a very successful evening at the 2017 BMA Patient Information Awards, winning First Prize in the Information for Children category, and Runner Up in the Easy Read category.
Written by myself and illustrated by Kate Smith, with audiological input from Dr Veronica Kennedy, the winning children’s information comprised a workbook for young people aged 11-16 with tinnitus, enabling them to come up with a management plan for coping with tinnitus at home and at school.
Tinnitus in children is surprisingly common – a recent study showed that one child in 30 has clinically significant tinnitus. Whilst many children with tinnitus cope with the condition very well, some find it difficult to deal with this leaflet – along with our two for other age groups – enable children to take control over their noises and learn to manage their tinnitus well.
These leaflets have been incredibly popular with paediatric audiologists and the young people they …