Audiology experts at Specsavers in Girlington have invested in new technology to provide a more personalised and all-encompassing experience for health checks of customers’ ears.
Specsavers in Chester is celebrating a successful 10 years of caring for the hearing of the community.
The store on Northgate Street introduced hearcare services a decade ago, and to celebrate that anniversary, the store has invested in a complete refurbishment of its hearcare services.
Brian Willis, well-known local artist, is by his own definition totally deaf in one ear. More recently he noticed that his other ear was starting to deteriorate. Already a regular optical customer of Specsavers, Brian decided to try out the store’s hearing centre in Coleraine. This is his story.
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
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
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.
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.
‘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.’
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
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