A leading high street retailer is calling on people in Crewe not to suffer in silence
Scrivens Hearing Care on Victoria Street has organised a Hearing Awareness Week from Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd March to encourage more people to access free NHS hearing checks in the branch.
Hearing loss affects one in six people in the UK, more than 10 million in total, but only around two million seek advice.
Scrivens Hearing Care hearing aid audiologist Mohammed Rahman said:
“Hearing loss isn’t just a problem for senior people, it can affect people of any age so we would urge them ‘don’t be shy, drop in and see us for a free screening.’
“Having a hearing impairment isn’t an illness, nor is it a stigma and now with NHS provision on the high street it’s never been easier to access both free hearing care and quality digital hearing aids in the comfort of a store.”
The Scrivens hearing event will run throughout the week and experts will be on hand to answer any questions, carry out free hearing checks and demonstrate the range of digital hearing aids available, which can be as small as a peanut!
“Wearing a hearing aid should be as natural as wearing a pair of glasses,”
“We hope that our Hearing Awareness Week will encourage lots of people to have a free hearing check and help normalise the use of hearing aids and highlight how easy it is to access free, community based NHS hearing services.”
Hearing changes gradually over time and it can be hard to tell whether you need some help. Here are the top five signs that you need to have your hearing checked.
- Other people are always mumbling
- Do people tell you the television or radio is too loud?
- Talking on the phone is frustrating
- Having a conversation somewhere noisy is impossible
- You are constantly asking other people to repeat themselves
Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care was founded 75 years ago in Birmingham and has 171 stores.
The company is the first retailer in the UK to be granted the government approved IQIPS (Improving Quality In Physiological diagnostic Services) accreditation.
For more information on hearing loss please visit Scrivens Hearing Care