Devon Local Wins Life-Changing Hearing Aids
Despite living with physical and learning disabilities, Glen tries his best to live an independent life and shows amazing determination and strength of character. Unfortunately, despite attempts to overcome communication problems by taking lip reading and sign language courses, his hearing loss has made life even more difficult for him.
Thanks to the National Campaign for Better Hearing he was nominated for a free aid by Audiologist Mark Legg at the Hidden Hearing centre in Exeter.
Local Audiologist Mark Legg who tested and nominated Glen says, ‘Many people ignore their hearing problems until it’s too late which can affect their health and quality of life. This is particularly important for those aged in their 50s and above.’
Emerging evidence has shown that mild hearing loss is associated with a doubled risk of a person developing dementia, and severe hearing loss five times the risk. Addressing a hearing loss early is a simple step we can all take to help minimise the risk of developing dementia and keeping our brain active and engaged. This campaign is a great initiative and we’re encouraging everyone in the area to ‘Test Your Ears At 55 Years’.
Mr Smale says, ‘I feel so lucky to be given this chance, thank you Hidden Hearing for giving me my life back’
Campaign for Better Hearing Giveback Award Nominations
All you need to do is email: firstname.lastname@example.org and in the email, give your name, number, address and who you’d like to nominate with their name, telephone number and address. Please write a summary of why you would like to nominate that person for a free hearing test and potentially a free pair of hearing devices.