Many people wear glasses but far less are as open about wearing hearing aids. If hearing aids were as visible as spectacles you might notice that more than 2 million people in the UK are wearing them, but a further 3 million could also be benefiting from them.
There are lots of stresses on the modern ear; mobile phones, personal stereos, loud music concerts and noisy power tool to name but a few. Exposure to these daily sounds does damage our hearing without people realising it. Hearing loss is common and will become even more so in the future. Those with hearing loss often blame others and complain of people not speaking clearly when having a conversation. It’s not difficult to understand why this is. In many cases the hearing loss creeps up so gradually that the person affected does not notice any changes occurring. It can be frustrating for the whole family, especially when the person with the loss does not realise the extent of it.
Edmonds and Slatter Opticians offer a FREE hearing consultation including audiometric testing and a thorough otoscopic examination with their partners Hear 4 U. The appointment will test to see if there is a hearing loss and if it’s medically treatable. If it is treatable, they will refer you to a medical specialist.
If a hearing loss is present, they will explain how they can help. Where appropriate they may demonstrate hearing aids but only recommending them when medical correction is not a suitable option.
To book your FREE hearing consultation or for more information, please call Edmonds & Slatter Opticians on Blaby 0116 277 7733, Glenfield 0116 287 1025 or Lutterworth 01455 556 053.
Further information is available at www.hear4u.co.uk