Tag: audiology

Tag: audiology

17 June, 2016
Specsavers in Okehampton give hearing tests to the town band

On Wendesday 8 June the Okehampton team hosted the Okehampton Excelsior Silver Band in store to raise awareness of hearing health.

The store, which sponsors the town band, invited the musicians to visit the store to have their hearing tested by Mike Hobbs, audiologist in Okehampton. The team are encouraging those who enjoy playing an instrument or listening to music to get their hearing tested.

Music to your ears

06 June, 2016
Vicki Michelle reveals tinnitus diagnosis by Specsavers

Former Allo Allo star Vicki Michelle is raising awareness of tinnitus by revealing her recent diagnosis with the condition.

Since a blow to the head during a live TV show, the 65-year-old actress has been suffering from hearing constant noises in her head. Now Vicki is raising awareness for other sufferers.

The effects of tinnitus

02 June, 2016
Tinnitus affects 10 per cent of UK adult

The Blackburn team is inviting local residents to find out more about its NHS and private hearcare options during a special awareness day on Friday, June 3.

The town’s two Specsavers stores at Lord Street Mall and Morrisons superstore will be jointly hosting the event from 9am-5.30pm.

Listen up at event
Specsavers Blackburn hearing director Peter McMullen said: “Remember our ears need to last us a lifetime so it is important that we look after them.

05 May, 2016
Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists in St Helens supported Deaf Awareness Week this week

Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists in St Helens supported Deaf Awareness Week this week (May 2-8) by teaming up with the Deafness Resource Centre, which provides services for D/deaf people, their carers and families, in St Helens town centre. 

Free hearing test

Specsavers staff were on hand at the marquee in Church Square Shopping Centre this week to provide advice on hearing issues and book their next hearing test. 

05 May, 2016
Specsavers audiologist provides customer with hearing aids which have changed her life

‘I first noticed that I was struggling with my hearing a few years ago when I realised I couldn’t hear the TV and radio. I had to turn the volume up very loud and my husband Steve and daughter Zoe started to notice too. Telephone calls became more difficult and that’s when I decided to visit my local Specsavers to have my hearing checked. I didn’t for one minute think that I’d actually have hearing loss.’

04 May, 2016
Specsavers audiologist offers advice during Deaf Awareness Week

Hearing loss is a surprisingly common condition; it affects more than 11 million people in the UK alone and there are currently 900,000 people in the UK that are severely or profoundly deaf*.

Deaf Awareness Week (2-8 May) aims to raise awareness of the condition, its common symptoms and encourage people to get their hearing checked.

Advice from an audiologist

27 April, 2016
Noisy gardening or power tools can have a negative impact on your hearing health

The sun is beginning to come out from behind the clouds again and many of us are desperate to get back in the garden to get them looking their best for summer.

Make your time in the garden as enjoyable as possible

07 April, 2016
Louis Walsh with Specsavers Newry store directors Sharon Fegan and Alison Dunne

Louis Walsh opened the Buttercrane Specsavers opticians and audiologists today in Newry, Northern Ireland, as apart of their £250,000 refurbishment. 

The new state-of-the-art audiology facilities now have a sound-proofed booth for optimal hearing test conditions. 

04 March, 2016
Audiology experts in Wilmslow have urged residents of all ages to turn the volume down


This British Tinnitus Association Awareness Week (8-14 February), audiology experts in Wilmslow have urged residents of all ages to turn the volume down.

Specsavers Opticians and Hearing Centre in Wilmslow have warned locals that they are putting their hearing at risk every day by listening to music through headphones at too high a volume.

Keep the noise down 

04 March, 2016
Audiology experts in Skelmersdale have urged residents to turn the volume down


This British Tinnitus Association Awareness Week (8-14 February), audiology experts in Skelmersdale have urged residents of all ages to turn the volume down.

Specsavers Opticians and Hearing Centre in Skelmersdale have warned locals that they are putting their hearing at risk every day by listening to music through headphones at too high a volume.

Turn the noise down