Tag: audiology

Tag: audiology

23 September, 2015
Specsavers in Kirkintilloch is launching a new Hearing Centre within the store

A new hearing service has launched in Kirkintilloch, offering locals free in-store hearing tests and advice on hearing protection and loss.

The high-tech Specsavers Hearing Centre – based in the store at 32-34 Cowgate – will bring years of experience in taking care of the nation’s hearing to the area.

Latest investment

This latest investment in new equipment and training comes just three months after the store’s state-of-the-art refurbishment which included an additional test room.

04 September, 2015
Bradley Stoke RVS cake sale

Specsavers in Bradley Stoke showed its support for Royal Voluntary Service by hosting a cake sale, raising more than £40 for the charity.

Joining forces with the national charity, the team served up an array of tasty treats for customers, raising awareness for the charity and encouraging people to talk about age-related hearing loss.

04 September, 2015
Specsavers Liverpool Lord Street's hearcare director

A Day in the Life of Liverpool Lord Street's hearcare director, Matt Kearon

6.45am: The first thing I do when I get up is make myself and my girlfriend a cup of tea, and feed our two kittens. I don’t eat breakfast, so after a quick shower, I jump in the car and make my way to work.

03 September, 2015
Specsavers Hearing Centres attended the annual London 50+ Show

Specsavers once again attended the annual London 50+ Show at Olympia exhibition centre in Kensington this summer.

Offering advice

The team, with help from a Hearcare champion from Specsavers in Hammersmith, offered free three-minute hearing screenings to attendees at the show, which saw nearly 4,500 visitors pass through its doors during the two days.

03 September, 2015

In a recent article published in My Weekly magazine, Dr Sarah Jarvis highlights other health issues which can come from not having your hearing checked.

Related health issues

The media medic discusses the impact hearing loss can have, not only on your health, but also your social life, and explains that ‘it can lead to social isolation, anxiety, depression and even falls or reduced independence’ if left untreated.

25 August, 2015

Television actress June Brown admitted she’s going deaf while on stage with fellow Eastenders star Barbara Windsor.

Appearing on stage

88-year-old June, who has played Dot Branning – formerly known as Dot Cotton – since 1985 revealed her struggles during an appearance on stage with Windsor at London’s BFI.

Appearing in front of the audience, June asked Barbara: ‘Are you talking to me Babs? Tell me, because I’m deaf you see and it’s very hard for me to hear so I don’t know what you’re talking about.’

12 August, 2015
Gareth Ridge has completed his training to become a hearing aid dispenser

The store manager at Specsavers Market Drayton is now all ears, as well as eyes, after training to become a hearing aid dispenser.

Gareth Ridge underwent the two-year distance training foundation course to enable him to asses hearing loss, plus prescribe and fit hearing aids.

‘Hearing loss is an invisible barrier to communication that can sometimes leave people feeling isolated and helpless, and so I was keen to see what I could do to help,’ said Gareth, who has been working with Specsavers for the last seven years.

12 August, 2015
Dr Dawn Harper is urging diabetics to have their haring tested

Many people are aware of the link between diabetes and vision loss but a recent survey has worryingly confirmed that the majority of those suffering from diabetes are unaware of their increased risk of hearing loss.

New research

In a poll of 1,000 diabetics, Specsavers Hearing Centres have discovered that only 15% of diabetes sufferers understood that they are twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as non-diabetics.

11 August, 2015
Don Sharpe and his hearing Dog Mitchell visiting Specsavers to support the store's hearing awareness week.

The Sutton in Ashfield team held a week of activities to promote its hearing service from 2-8 August 2015.

Listen up

The team at Specsavers in the Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton in Ashfield, spent the week highlighting the hearing services available in store for customers. Staff also educated customers on hearing loss and looking for early detection signs. On Friday 7 August, they were joined by Don Sharpe and hearing dog Mitchell from the Hearing Dogs charity. 

A hearing test is free and takes just a few minutes

10 August, 2015

A Scunthorpe hearing centre is reaching out to over 55s in its campaign to highlight the importance of regular hearing tests.

Specsavers Hearing Centre in Scunthorpe is encouraging residents to take the first step towards including hearing screenings in their regular healthcare routines by popping into store for a free test.

Oliver Sykes, hearcare audiologist, says: ‘Age-related hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss in the UK, and the longer it’s left unchecked, the more impact it can have on someone’s everyday life.