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Hearing loss growing on global stage

Post on Wed 5th May 2021

Have you heard that the World Health Organization predicts one in four people – nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide – will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050?


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See clearly on UV risks

Post on Wed 28th Apr 2021

With brighter days ahead in more ways than one, the promise of sunshine and the call of the outdoors is reason for hope and energy.
Seeing the positive side is natural and the opportunities to get out more will lift spirits for many. It’s also a good time to think about protecting your eyes from the sun’s rays, even when you think the risks are minimal.


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Eye on the return to normal life

Post on Tue 23rd Mar 2021

Life's focus has certainly changed as we have had to adapt to meet the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A significant proportion of people polled in a Scrivens customer survey found their eyesight had worsened during the past year, with over two-thirds reporting increased screen time for watching TV, shopping, work and scanning social media.


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Raising awareness fo Glaucoma

Post on Mon 8th Mar 2021

It’s World Glaucoma Week (March 7-13) when activities around the globe will look to raise awareness of one of the leading causes of blindness.

Closer to home it is a timely reminder of the benefits of regular sight tests which can detect this common eye condition that can cause loss of vision if not diagnosed and treated early.


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Speak up for hearing friendly workplaces

Post on Wed 3rd Mar 2021

For today’s World Hearing Day let’s speak up about the importance of hearing health at work so that it does not remain a silent taboo.

The global Covid pandemic has changed the way we work and who knows what changes will remain when life returns to normal.


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Hearing aids may delay onset of dementia - Study

Post on Thu 25th Feb 2021

Untreated hearing loss has been linked to an increased risk of dementia for some time. Now a new study has suggested that using hearing aids can delay dementia onset in people with auditory problems by up to five years.

Researchers in Northern Ireland studied 2,114 people over 50 with a hearing impairment. They found that a third of them who wore hearing aids had not developed dementia five years after a diagnosis of MCI or mild cognitive impairment, yet the figure was only a fifth for those who did not wear a hearing aid.


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Don’t let cataracts cloud your vision

Post on Wed 10th Feb 2021

Sometimes it’s not enough to give your specs a good cleaning, that clouded vision may be due to an issue with your eyes.
Cataracts are the main cause of impaired vision and are more likely to develop as we get older. An estimated one in three people over the age of 65 have this common condition.


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Managing Tinnitus when working from home

Post on Tue 2nd Feb 2021

Coping with different ways of working, unreliable technology, a lack of support and isolation from colleagues – plus the challenges of home schooling – can all take their toll. For people with tinnitus, such challenges can increase their anxiety and worsen their symptoms. With this in mind, and as part of our Tinnitus Week awareness campaign, we’ve put together these top tips.


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Calling attention to Tinnitus

Post on Tue 26th Jan 2021

It’s a hidden condition that affects one in ten adults and raising awareness of the need for help and research will be spotlighted in Tinnitus Week (1-7 February).


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