Audiologists across East England have come together to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society in the run up to Deaf Awareness Week next month (15 – 21 May).
Hearing awareness day in store
Teams from Specsavers Audiologists located in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex have pledged to take part in a variety of fundraising activities to support the charity.
All participating stores will also host a Hearing Awareness Day on 20 April, where customers can take advantage of special offers on the day and gain valuable advice on hearing from qualified audiology professionals.
Twenty-seven stores across the region are taking part in the activity. Store director at Specsavers in Milton Keynes said: ‘We’re proud to be supporting the Alzheimer’s Society and raise further awareness of hearing loss ahead of Deaf Awareness Week.
‘Losing your hearing can be difficult to come to terms with, yet many people don’t realise they are suffering from this until they have been tested.
'At Specsavers, we recommend those aged 55 and over to have their hearing checked every two years.’
Regular hearing tests
Deaf Awareness Week aims to encourage people to take regular hearing tests and will raise awareness of deafness and hearing loss, which affects one in six people in the UK according to Action on Hearing Loss.
The Specsavers stores participating in the activity are: Biggleswade, Bedford, Clacton, Dunstable, East Dereham, Felixstowe, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, High Wycombe, Hitchin, Huntingdon, Ipswich, Kings Lynn, Lowestoft, Luton, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, North Walsham, Norwich, Oxford, Sheringham, St Ives, St Neots, Sudbury, Thetford, Wisbech.