February 2020

Free hearing checks in Suffolk to mark World Hearing Day

One local hearing company is raising awareness about the importance of hearing health by supporting World Hearing Day (3rd March 2020), a global initiative run by the World Health Organisation.

The Hearing Care Centre, which is East Anglia’s largest hearing care company, is offering free hearing checks at all 26 of its audiology clinics in a bid to encourage local people to make their hearing health a priority.

This year’s World Hearing Day theme is ‘Hearing for life: don’t let hearing loss limit you’ and will 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.²

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,” continued Karen