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Abbeygate Specsavers tackle hearing stigma

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Free hearing check-ups to all Arbroath locals courtesy of Specsavers Hearing Centre.

The Arbroath hearing centre is using Deaf Awareness Week (May 19-25) to educate the community about hearing problems.

As part of its national campaign, Specsavers Hearing Centre in Abroath will offer free three-minute hearing check-ups to all local residents.

Run annually by the UK Council on Deafness, Deaf Awareness Week aims to remove the stigma around hearing problems and encourage people to be mindful of the barriers caused by hearing-related issues.

David Parsons, audiologist at Specsavers Hearing Centre in Abroath, says: “Statistics show one in six people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing; it’s a widespread issue which can often have a knock-on effect to other aspects of their lives.

“People who are deaf or have other hearing problems can suffer from a lack of confidence, isolation and depression due to barriers in communication. By raising awareness of the common issues they face and highlighting ways we can all be more socially responsible, we can make a tremendous difference to so many people’s lives.

“As part of Deaf Awareness Week 2014 we will be offering free three-minute hearing checks to raise awareness of how common hearing problems are – particularly in the over-45 age group.”

More details about Deaf Awareness Week can be found at http://www.deafcouncil.org.uk or for further information on Specsavers Hearing Centres visit http://www.specsavers.co.uk/hearing or call 01241 432 420.

 

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