Hearing loss –
Hearing loss – real stories
You might be surprised at the help we can give to people with hearing loss. Find out how some of our customers have improved their lives
And it all started with a free hearing test.
Jo Whiley on tinnitus
Years of djing and listening to loud music has taken its toll on the hearing of broadcaster Jo Whiley. Here she speaks honestly about her experience with tinnitus, how she copes with it and why she’s now encouraging people to use hearing protection when exposed to loud noise.
Pearl, 71, is a National Coastwatch volunteer who struggled with her hearing for years before her Specsavers hearing aids helped to change her life.
Pearl’s hearing started to decline in the 90s. She tried hearing aids at the time, but couldn’t get on with them. It wasn’t until she realised her hearing loss was affecting her time with her grandchildren that she decided she needed to get her hearing sorted once and for all.
Now Pearl wears state of the art digital hearing aids and says her hearing is ‘crystal clear’. Being able to hear properly is vital for her job as part of the Coastwatch, where she takes distress calls from boats and radio transmissions.
Alan’s hearing was declining slowly with age. At first, he didn’t realise anything was different, but gradually his family started to notice he was turning the volume up very loudly on the TV, and complaining that they were mumbling all the time.
Since he’s had his hearing aids fitted, Alan’s wife Jane doesn’t have to shout during conversations anymore. They can enjoy going out for lunch and chat easily again, and the house is calmer because the TV doesn’t need to be up so loud.