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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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See our top tips for eye health

Post on Fri 19th Oct 2018

A balanced approach to keeping fit and healthy goes for looking after your eyes too. It’s important to take steps to look after this vital sense and not take it for granted.

Here are some top tips to keep sight of what we can do to maintain healthy eyes.

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Myths about Hearing Aids

Post on Thu 18th Oct 2018

Like most medical treatments and devices, hearing aids come with their fair share of horror stories, which is why people may be reluctant to even have their hearing tested, never mind get a hearing aid fitted. But the truth is, despite the scary stories, a hearing aid can really transform the life of a person whose hearing is deteriorating and whilst daunting, isn’t something that should be feared. We have busted a few myths you might have heard about hearing aids in the past.

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Hearing loss warning signs

Post on Mon 15th Oct 2018

Hearing loss can happen at any stage of life. According to hearing loss charity Action for Hearing Loss, 11 million people in the UK have suffered some form of hearing loss. Also, more than 40% of people aged over 50 have hearing loss with that figure rising to 71% for those 70 years of age.

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The First Signs you might need a Hearing Aid

Post on Thu 11th Oct 2018

It may not always be obvious that your hearing is deteriorating. Sometimes, those you are close to will notice it first before you do. Hearing loss is a common problem in the UK, it is estimated that over 11 million people have some kind of hearing loss in the UK – that is one in six people. If you are unsure whether you are experiencing hearing loss, read on for our list of hearing loss symptoms.

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How to Convince a Loved one that they might need a Hearing Aid

Post on Mon 8th Oct 2018

Whilst you may head to the dentist if you have a pain in your tooth, or to the optician if you’re struggling with your sight, hearing can often be something that’s overlooked. Many people struggle to hear but never get round to doing anything about it, simply just turning the TV a little louder or constantly asking friends and family to repeat themselves. You might be sure that a friend or family member is in need of hearing assistance, but they might be unaware. How do you convince them it’s time to get checked out?

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It's not just our hearing that's at risk from noise

Post on Mon 1st Oct 2018

Modern life can be a noisy affair where it’s difficult to escape the cacophony of noise from loud music to traffic sounds, jets overhead, construction work and a lot more besides.
Noise is not just annoying; prolonged exposure to certain types of sound can have a major impact on our well-being. A study by Mainz University Medical Centre in Germany has found that an increasing amount of noise can throw the heart out of rhythm and this irregular heart beat can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure.

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