Raising awareness of hearing loss
Post on 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.
The charity Action on Hearing Loss is keen to spread the word that there is so much support, information and new technology available to help with hearing loss and deafness.
We would certainly agree with that sentiment.
NHS hearing tests and digital hearing aids are readily available on the high street so it’s easy to seek help rather than suffer in silence.
Although hearing loss cannot be cured it can be treated and improve the quality of life. Advances in technology have significantly improved hearing aids which are smaller and more effective and carry less of a stigma than in the past.
It may well be a big step to admit you have a problem but it’s a step worth taking. Hearing loss is a serious health condition which if ignored can have a significant impact on our lives including social isolation and risk of depression.
For most people hearing loss occurs over the age of 50. Scrivens recommend an annual hearing health check for anyone over 50 to identify any changes and see what action is needed.
We provide a free NHS hearing service for people who are eligible and have been referred by their GP.
So if you have any worries about your hearing why not call into your local Scrivens branch for help and advice?
It would be a sound move.