Hearing experts from Specsavers took part in the Big Bang Fair at the NEC last month to educate school students on audiology and explain the work they do.
The event took place from 14-19 March, with the Specsavers team giving talks to children aged between 10 and 18 about working as an audiologist, developing hearing aids, the issues around hearing and future developments in the industry – including direct connectivity and Bluetooth hearing aids, which play music, audio books, television and other devices directly through the hearing aids.
Paul Whitcomb, audiology director at Specsavers in Maldon, said: ‘It was a great experience to meet all these young people and talk to them about frequencies, decibels and wavelengths, and explain the causes of hearing loss. Not only were we able to introduce them to the idea of a career in audiology, we helped them understand the issues around hearing care and hearing loss.’
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The Big Bang Fair celebrates science, technology, engineering and maths and aims to show young people the exciting and rewarding opportunities available in the UK and the world.