Specsavers Audiologists in Dumbarton is marking National Deaf Awareness Week with a day focused on hearcare.

On Saturday (20 May), the store’s pre-registration audiologist Elizabeth Deeney will be offering hearing health screenings and wax checks, and Specsavers’ big ear will be popping in for a visit.

The store is also aiming to raise £100 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as part of a wider company pledge. Each Specsavers store is aiming to raise £100 to sponsor a hearing dog puppy, which will go towards training before puppies are paired with their partners.

Encouraging donations

Specsavers Dumbarton store director Robin Mitchell said: ‘A hearing health check is vital for anyone who is concerned about their hearing. Our hearing-focused day will give customers the chance to talk to our audiologist and to find out more about the service we provide.

‘Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a fantastic charity and what better time to encourage donations than within National Deaf Awareness Week. We hope a lot of customers come along to donate to the cause.’

Life-changing benefits

Michele Jennings, Chief Executive of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, said: ‘With the number of people with hearing loss in the UK set to rise significantly in the future, it is crucial that we can meet the ever-increasing demands for the life-changing benefits of hearing dogs.’

Specsavers stores across the country are showing their support for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People by hosting a fundraising extravaganza named ‘PAWS for a Coffee’ - with customers invited to treat themselves to a cup of the hot stuff in exchange for donations.

Specsavers Audiologists and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People celebrated 10 years of partnership earlier this year.

For more information on how to donate please visit: www.hearingdogs.org.uk

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