Specsavers Hearing Centre in St Helens raised £611 for the Royal Voluntary Service by holding a family fun day, which included face painting, balloon modelling and a cake sale.

The St Helens store hosted the fun day to raise funds and awareness of age related hearing loss as part of the ‘Listen Out’ campaign, which is being run by Specsavers in conjunction with the older people’s charity, to ensure those experiencing hearing loss are supported to get treatment.

Fun day was a fantastic success

Lynsey Molyneux, hearcare manager at Specsavers Hearing Centre says: ‘The fun day was a fantastic success with local people popping in all day to enjoy the event and make their donation. We are thrilled to be able to hand over more than £600 to the Royal Voluntary Service.

‘We want to help older people in St Helens who might be suffering with age related hearing loss to continue to live independently at home and feel more connected to their communities, which is why Specsavers became involved with Royal Voluntary Service’s brilliant Listen Out campaign.’

Over half a million over-75s suffer hearing problems in silence

Research* has indicated that half a million over 75s in the UK are suffering hearing problems in silence, with almost half of them (40 per cent) being significantly socially impacted by their symptoms, including feelings of extreme isolation and loneliness.

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* Research was conducted by PCP Market Research in May 2015 among a sample of 408 adults aged 75 or over.

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