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Cardiff continue support of Welsh Deaf Rugby Union

18 February, 2016
Joshua Stanbridge with members of the WDRU and local children of the deaf community in Cardiff
Joshua Stanbridge with members of the WDRU and local children of the deaf community in Cardiff

Specsavers Opticians in Cardiff, continues to support its partnership with the Welsh Deaf Rugby Union (WDRU) by getting involved in a local rugby event held for deaf children.

Rugby fun day

Held in Cardiff Arms Park, the event was organised by the WDRU for 50 local deaf children from the Cardiff area to meet some of the WDRU’s international squad to learn basic rugby skills and have fun with other local deaf children.

Joshua Stanbridge, optical assistant, attended the event and handed out goody bags to the children, while speaking about the audiology services available at the store.

Specsavers has supported the WDRU since 2012 when it became the official provider of audiology testing for the squad, as well as a kit sponsor.

‘Highlight importance of tests’

Frank Moloney, director of Specsavers in Cardiff, said: ‘Specsavers has worked closely with the WDRU for more than three years to highlight the importance of having regular hearing tests, so it was great for Joshua to go and meet some of the deaf children in our community.

‘Hearing tests can accurately assess your hearing, as well as identify conditions such as tinnitus and wax build-ups. The test can also highlight more serious conditions such as inner ear tumours, known as cholesteatoma.

‘Our dedicated audiologists at the Queen Street store are available to help and advise our customers about any hearcare concerns they might have. The warning signs of hearing loss and damage aren’t always clear, so the WDRU event was a good reminder to those who attended of the services we provide at Specsavers.’

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