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Play it safe this winter and check your vision

Post on Mon 14th Jan 2019

To play it safe this winter it’s important not only to show greater awareness on the roads, but also to ensure your vision is up to standard. It’s no fun trying to see what’s ahead in poor conditions and worse if your sight is not what it once was.

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Treating hearing loss aids fight against depression

Post on Mon 7th Jan 2019

It’s that time of year when many of us make resolutions to improve our health, both physically and mentally.
Taking action to improve our hearing may not be high on the list, but it certainly makes a difference when it comes to our wellbeing.

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Giving children’s eyes a break this Christmas

Post on Fri 14th Dec 2018

The promise of a Christmas break from school fills many children with excitement and good cheer and who could blame them.
It’s a chance to have fun away from studies, homework and exam pressures. But what if it was also good for their eyesight too?

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Seeing the way to safer driving

Post on Wed 5th Dec 2018

Winter driving can be testing, from steering your way through icy conditions to tackling the challenges of fading light and shorter days.

Indeed today, 5th December, is said to be statistically the most dangerous, judging from motor insurance claims for accidents.

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Don’t let hearing loss be a party pooper

Post on Mon 26th Nov 2018

Christmas is coming, a great time for ramping up the social whirl and joining in celebrations with family and friends.
Whether it’s the appeal of turkey and trees, gifts galore, Christmas carols or a heady mix of mulled wine and mince pies, the festive season evokes and creates so many memories.

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Raising awareness on World Diabetes Day

Post on Wed 14th Nov 2018

Today is World Diabetes Day, a global awareness campaign that strikes a chord close to home with 3.7 million people diagnosed with the condition in the UK.

The diabetes epidemic is cause for concern as it affects more and more lives and is the leading cause of blindness in people of working age in the UK.

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Remember, remember...fireworks can damage your hearing

Post on Mon 5th Nov 2018

A dazzling fireworks display is a spectacle to behold while the sound effects seem to get louder every year.

If you are hosting or attending a firework party this November 5th let’s hope it’s an enjoyable and safe one, but amid the excitement don’t forget to protect your ears.

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Let’s hear it for the nation’s favourite voice

Post on Fri 2nd Nov 2018

National treasure, Sir David Attenborough, has topped a Scrivens poll to find the nation’s favourite voice.
The much-loved 92-year-old broadcaster beat Hollywood great Morgan Freeman to claim the top spot. In third place was actor and author Stephen Fry, followed by Dame Judi Dench and former 007, Sean Connery.

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7 Tell-Tale Signs your Parents need Hearing Aids

Post on Mon 22nd Oct 2018

Do you regularly have arguments with your mum or dad (or both) over volume levels? Except instead of them shouting at you to ‘turn that rubbish down’, it’s you asking, ‘Why do you have the TV on so loud?’ While playing loud music in your teens was part of a standard teenage rebellion – your parent's habit of having the TV or radio on at uncomfortably high volume may be a sign they are experiencing hearing loss.

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