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Let’s hear it for the joys of summer

Post on Wed 11th Jul 2018

It’s summer holiday season; a time to kick back, escape the everyday and recharge your batteries on carefree sunny days. Whether jetting off to farflung places or enjoying a staycation, a summer break of new experiences and relaxation is good for the soul and the senses.

But please don’t take a break from looking after your hearing – that’s important year-round whatever your age.

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Diabetes week in vision

Post on Mon 11th Jun 2018

It’s an eye-watering statistic that around 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year.
Today (11 June) is the start of Diabetes Week to raise awareness of this serious health condition which affects a growing number of lives and is the leading cause of blindness in people of working age in the UK.

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School's out so sunglasses on, hopefully!

Post on Tue 29th May 2018

Half-term holidays are sure to brighten up children, especially if the sun shines.

Freed from classroom constraints, it’s a chance to get out and about and enjoy time spent with family and friends.
Please ensure your children have sunglasses and encourage them to wear them. They look cool as well as doing a cool job of protection.

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Taking action on Dementia

Post on Wed 23rd May 2018

Community events are being staged all around the UK to mark Dementia Action Week and Scrivens is joining in to show its support.

From bake and book sales to raffles, fun competitions and eye-catching fancy dress, our branches are raising funds and awareness for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Society.

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Raising awareness of hearing loss

Post on Mon 14th May 2018

Have you heard? Hearing loss affects more than 11 million people in the UK so you’re not alone if your hearing isn’t what it used to be.

Deaf Awareness Week from 14-20 May is a chance to spotlight the issue and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK.

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Put yourself in the frame when it comes to style

Post on Fri 11th May 2018

Some people have an innate sense of style that seems to come to them naturally.

But many of us have to work a little bit harder on finding what really suits us, with a few fashion mistakes along the way, to feel happy with our choices.

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Listen to the warnings on noise

Post on Wed 25th Apr 2018

Global campaigns sometimes feel a world away and don’t always hit home.

Today’s International Noise Awareness Day should have a resonance with all of us though because excessive noise is not just annoying, it is bad for our wellbeing. In the short term noise causes stress, which affects our health, and in the long term noise causes hearing loss.

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World Health Day puts focus on universal healthcare

Post on Sat 7th Apr 2018

It’s the World Health Organisation’s 70th annual World Health Day on Saturday April 7 which will highlight the fight for universal healthcare for all.

WHO says half the world lacks access to appropriate medical services and another 100 million people have been forced into poverty from paying for medical bills or services.

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An eye on the future for contact lens technology

Post on Wed 14th Mar 2018

It sounds like science fiction, but it could become fact within just a few years.

Researchers are working on a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels to alert people with diabetes when their blood sugar levels are too low. They have in-built transparent electronics to monitor glucose levels from tears in the eye.

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Hear the Future on World Hearing Day

Post on Sat 3rd Mar 2018

It’s World Hearing Day today (3 March) to focus attention on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and to promote ear and hearing care across the world.

The World Health Organisation has ‘Hear the future’ as its theme for this year’s awareness day. It wants to draw attention to the expected increase in the number of people with hearing loss around the world in the coming decades as well as what can be done to stem the rise.

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