The Hearing Care Centre is supporting World Hearing Day (Tuesday 3 March) by offering free hearing checks at all 26 of its audiology clinics, including locally at the company’s flagship branch in Upper Brook Street.
World Hearing Day is a global initiative run by the World Health Organisation. This year’s theme is Hearing for Life, highlight that timely and effective interventions can ensure that people with hearing loss are able to achieve their full potential in life.
Hearing loss is a global challenge; 466 million people worldwide live with hearing loss and this number continues to grow. In the UK, 11 million people are living with hearing loss, approximately one in six of the population.
Karen Finch, managing director and lead audiologist of The Hearing Care Centre, said: “Our team wish to raise awareness and spark discussion within the local area. At all stages of our lives, hearing is a vital element for communication, socialising, learning and working. My team are focused on providing innovations and initiatives along with the best possible care to support people living with hearing loss to live their life to the fullest.
“Hearing loss is often neglected for years and can affect every aspect of personal, social and professional life. If left untreated, hearing loss can increase the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, but early interventions can ensure the impact of hearing loss remains minimal, and people can live a full unlimited life.”
To take advantage of a free hearing check in Ipswich (usually £30), call The Hearing Care Centre on 0800 096 2637. Offer valid on appointments booked between 2 and 7 March. Quote WHD-2020.