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Choosing a hearing aid

Post on Wed 23rd Jun 2021

Having options in life is to be welcomed but making the right choice is important, which certainly applies to hearing aids.

Once you have been diagnosed with a hearing loss that requires hearing aids it may feel a bit daunting, which is quite understandable, but the benefits of these mini marvels are worth it.

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Finding the right balance

Post on Mon 14th Jun 2021

Life has felt out of kilter for some time now, which is not surprising in the wake of a global pandemic.

But just how good is your physical balance? If you have noticed feeling more unsteady on your feet or know someone who has, it could be because of hearing loss.

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Soothe those hay fever eyes

Post on Wed 19th May 2021

Hay fever season is upon us and for millions of people it brings on symptoms such as itchy, red or watery eyes, sneezing and coughing, a runny or blocked nose and headaches.

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Hearing loss growing on global stage

Post on Wed 5th May 2021

Have you heard that the World Health Organization predicts one in four people – nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide – will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050?

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See clearly on UV risks

Post on Wed 28th Apr 2021

With brighter days ahead in more ways than one, the promise of sunshine and the call of the outdoors is reason for hope and energy.
Seeing the positive side is natural and the opportunities to get out more will lift spirits for many. It’s also a good time to think about protecting your eyes from the sun’s rays, even when you think the risks are minimal.

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Eye on the return to normal life

Post on Tue 23rd Mar 2021

Life's focus has certainly changed as we have had to adapt to meet the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A significant proportion of people polled in a Scrivens customer survey found their eyesight had worsened during the past year, with over two-thirds reporting increased screen time for watching TV, shopping, work and scanning social media.

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Raising awareness fo Glaucoma

Post on Mon 8th Mar 2021

It’s World Glaucoma Week (March 7-13) when activities around the globe will look to raise awareness of one of the leading causes of blindness.

Closer to home it is a timely reminder of the benefits of regular sight tests which can detect this common eye condition that can cause loss of vision if not diagnosed and treated early.

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Speak up for hearing friendly workplaces

Post on Wed 3rd Mar 2021

For today’s World Hearing Day let’s speak up about the importance of hearing health at work so that it does not remain a silent taboo.

The global Covid pandemic has changed the way we work and who knows what changes will remain when life returns to normal.

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Hearing aids may delay onset of dementia - Study

Post on Thu 25th Feb 2021

Untreated hearing loss has been linked to an increased risk of dementia for some time. Now a new study has suggested that using hearing aids can delay dementia onset in people with auditory problems by up to five years.

Researchers in Northern Ireland studied 2,114 people over 50 with a hearing impairment. They found that a third of them who wore hearing aids had not developed dementia five years after a diagnosis of MCI or mild cognitive impairment, yet the figure was only a fifth for those who did not wear a hearing aid.

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