This Blue Monday, 20 January, local Specsavers audiologist Nasim Jalal is inviting local people to pop in for a friendly brew, a chat and a free hearing check.
Blue Monday has been recognised as the most difficult day of the year for many people. Isolation, low self-esteem and stress have all been connected to hearing loss.
Grab a cuppa in store
The Samaritans Brew Monday 2020 campaign aims to get people together to connect over a warming cuppa and a good conversation.
Nasim Jala, says: ‘We tend to find that Christmas heightens an individual’s awareness of subtle hearing loss, with many missing conversations or having relatives complain of high TV volumes. The good news is, we can help and it all starts with a free hearing test.’
Early intervention matters
For many people, hearing loss doesn’t just affect the ears. It can impact your mental wellbeing, leading to other health conditions like depression or feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Hearing can be protected if action is taken early enough, and local audiologist Nasim Jalal is keen to show people this before the feeling of depression or isolation take hold. His friendly audiology team, located on Pier Avenue, has a whole range of hearing devices that residents can try to identify the best one for them.
Expert professional advice
Nasim adds: ‘There is no such thing as a silly question either – that is why we wanted to make the day fairly informal and offer a hot drink to have an informal chat. Be assured we have been asked all kind of things – and you can be sure of expert, professional advice here at Specsavers.
‘The earlier hearing loss is caught, the easier it is to treat. This is why we are using Blue Monday to encourage people to seek advice and avoid feeling ‘blue’ about possible hearing loss. There is so much we can do to make life feel much brighter with better hearing.’
If you have any concerns about your hearing or think a loved one might be struggling, why not book a free hearing test at Specsavers Clacton-on-Sea.