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Sounding out the benefits of chocolate

Post on Thu 23rd May 2019

Have you heard there’s a new study which suggests chocolate could protect middle-aged people from hearing loss?It certainly sounds too good to be true but doctors in Seoul, South Korea, found the rate of hearing loss among people aged from 40 to 64 was much lower in those who ate chocolate than those who did not.


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Eleanor has prize in her sights!

Post on Wed 15th May 2019

A delighted ten-year-old from West Hallam has her eyes on the prize after winning a national colouring competition in aid of charity.
Eleanor Attenborough won a set of books by children’s favourite David Walliams in our colouring competition and received her prize at its Ilkeston branch.


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Say again – the misused sayings that could hint at hearing loss

Post on Wed 24th Apr 2019

It’s International Noise Awareness Day today (24 April) when we are encouraged to consider the effects of noise on people’s life and health and what we can do about it. Trying to make out what is said in noisy environments is not just inconvenient; it can lead to misunderstandings and damage our hearing over time too. Research for Scrivens came up with a top ten of misused phrases or sayings that may have started off with someone simply not hearing them correctly in the first place.


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Show the love for your lenses

Post on Fri 22nd Mar 2019

Millions of people have opened their eyes to the benefits and freedom of using contact lenses and it’s easy to see why, for they are a great way to correct your vision.But research has shown that not all contact lens wearers know how to look after their lenses properly and don’t get round to having a contact lens check-up at least once a year at their opticians.


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Keeping sight of the value of eye tests

Post on Mon 11th Mar 2019

The importance of regular eye tests comes into focus in World Glaucoma Week (March 10-16).

Glaucoma is caused when pressure builds up inside the eye, damaging the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain. As most types of glaucoma have no symptoms, a regular eye test is the best way to let you know if you have the condition.


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