Retired lorry driver can enjoy camera hobby again now that he won’t miss a word
Richard, a retired heavy goods lorry driver, suffered early hearing loss due to the excessive engine noise he was exposed to whilst sat for hours in his lorry cab. An avid photographer, recently widowed he was trying to throw himself into his hobbies and going out. However, Richard’s hearing had deteriorated preventing him enjoying his weekly camera club and meeting up with friends or family meals. He started to feel embarrassed constantly asking people to repeat themselves and was finding life easier in his own company.
Thanks to the National Campaign for Better Hearing he was nominated for a free aid by Audiologist Daniel Bingham at the Hidden Hearing centre in Bolton.
Local Audiologist Daniel Bingham who tested and nominated Richard, 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 Sheridan says, “I can’t wait to return to camera club and start getting out more in the knowledge that I won’t miss a word!”
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.