Tag: audiology

Tag: audiology

06 January, 2017
Hearing test with an audiologist at Specsavers

The team of audiologists in store has pulled together a Q and A to explain more about hearing loss.

 Q: How do we lose our hearing?

A: There are various ways that hearing can get worse. Exposure to very loud sounds or prolonged and repeated exposure to loud noise can cause permanent damage. Everyone’s hearing will deteriorate at some stage. Typically it’s the higher frequencies we lose first, making it difficult to distinguish speech from background sounds. Initial signs of hearing loss can include ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus.

04 January, 2017
Hearcare Director Cherri and Bryan reunite

A profoundly deaf grandfather of seven has spoken about the life-changing moment he had his cochlear implant turned on live on national television, saying he feels like he is ‘finally alive again.’

Isolation from loved ones 
Bryan Underwood (78) from Wisbech was one of the participants in Channel 4’s recent cutting-edge documentary Breaking the Silence Live which allowed viewers to witness the reactions of a group of deaf people having their hearing restored.  

14 October, 2016
Enniskillen Specsavers showcasing  hearcare at Young at Heart

Hearcare specialists from Specsavers Enniskillen store will be offering expert advice on hearing and ear health to all people attending The Young at Heart event, held on 19 October in The Enniskillen Hotel, Forthill Street.

Details

The exhibition runs from 10am until 4pm and Specsavers will be part of a team of exhibitors offering advice and information on a range of services for older people who are most definitely ‘young at heart’ including travel, leisure, legal, finance and health.

Looking after your ear health

30 September, 2016
Yeovil audiologists use new video otoscope technology

Specsavers Audiologists in Yeovil now use video otoscope technology to provide a more personalised and all-encompassing experience for health checks of customers’ ears.

New technology

The video otoscope is a small camera which is inserted into the ear to enable audiologists at the store to project images of the ear onto a screen so that customers can see for themselves how healthy their ears are. This recording is kept on file to help keep track of any changes to the health of their ears over time.

29 September, 2016
Specsavers Audiologists in Exeter now use video otoscope technology

The store have invested in new video otoscope technology to provide a more personalised and all-encompassing experience for health checks of customers’ ears.

Insightful technology

The video otoscope is a small camera which is inserted into the ear that enables our audiologists to project images of the ear onto a screen so that customers can see for themselves how healthy their ears are. This recording is kept on file to help keep track of any changes to the health of their ears over time.

26 August, 2016
The Hearcare team at Specsavers in Derry/Londonderry, Karen Green (Audiologist) left, and Stacey Elliott (Hear care Assistant)

Specsavers on Ferryquay Street is a busy store with 32 staff members including three Store Directors. Whilst Specsavers focus on eye care is well-known, people are often surprised to find out about their extensive hear care expertise.

Dedicated hearing centre

24 August, 2016
Specsavers Derry / Londonderry Hearcare assistant Stacey Elliott along with Brian Callen are pictured with the hear care van

A special Specsavers Hear Care van has been out and about in the Derry / Londonderry area. Hear Care Assistant Stacey Elliott has been manning the van and hoping to screen as many people as possible. The van will be out and about again in September and is run alongside the Business in the Community ‘Livewell Campaign’.

Only takes three minutes

23 August, 2016
Festival season hearing danger

With the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival finishing for another year, local audiologists are reminding residents to be mindful of their hearing when at music festivals or listening to music.

Staff at Specsavers in Lincoln Morrisons are letting the local community know about the importance of having regular hearing tests, especially for those planning on going to any festivals throughout the year.

Extreme noise levels 

23 August, 2016
Advanced hearing technology arrives at Specsavers

Specsavers audiologists have recently introduced a new piece of advanced technology to provide a more personalised and all-encompassing experience when it comes to checking the health of their customers ears.

Innovative technology

02 August, 2016
Brian’s cartoon – hearing aid in action!

Brian Willis has recently been enjoying the benefits of his new hearing aid from Specsavers Coleraine. He very kindly told our team about how life has changed and how he has rediscovered sounds. We were delighted to receive another update which is reported here.

Brian’s latest instalment

‘Those of you who have been following my hearing aid saga with bated breath might be interested in the latest instalment.’

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