Edinburgh clinic offers free hearing health checks during March for World Hearing Day
Advertisement Feature: To mark World Hearing Day, Edinburgh hearing clinic Fairfield Hearing is offering free hearing health checks throughout the month of March. Call or email to book your free appointment.
For World Hearing Day in March, experts called on the Government to include a hearing check with NHS services to help millions of people in the UK identify hearing loss earlier.
Hearing loss can be an early indicator of cognitive function decay, or a sign of noise exposure damage caused by clubbing and concerts.
The effects can have a major impact on wellbeing and happiness, and as we get older those with untreated hearing loss are three times more likely to suffer from falls.
Free health check
Stephen Fairfield, who owns family-run firm Fairfield Hearing in Edinburgh, said: “We should value our hearing in the same way that we take care of our eyes and teeth, and get it checked regularly.
“To help people in Edinburgh prioritise their hearing, I am pleased to be able to offer free hearing health checks during the month of March in celebration of World Hearing Day.”
Hearing is an essential part of brain health, which is why it is linked with cases of dementia.
Not only does hearing better improve people’s ability to take part in everyday life, by being able to communicate more confidently, but it can play an important part in mental wellbeing.
Acting on hearing loss can help improve our ability to listen and therefore communicate with family, friends and at work.
Modern digital hearing aids, which are tailored to suit your individual needs, could therefore help to reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
Stephen added: “Hearing loss is often dismissed as an inevitable part of growing older and people simply think they have to put up with it, without seeking help.
“There are all kinds of lesser known associated conditions with ear problems, such as balance – which can lead to falls and affect your quality of life.
“We work on more than just initial hearing loss and look at the client’s wellbeing as a whole. We are proud to work alongside other Edinburgh health providers to deliver a high quality hearing health service.”
Hearing is the sense we use to detect traffic, alarms and other signals to keep us safe. Children and teenagers with good hearing are likely to detect pitches that are completely inaudible to many adults who are over the age of 30.
How we can help
As your hearing declines, it can then reach a point where it starts to lose specific sounds which are important to hear clear speech. Hearing aids and other devices can bring those sounds back into a person’s hearing range.
The first step is to book a hearing health check to assess your needs.
For more information visit https://fairfieldhearing.earsure.health/
To book your free hearing health check during March at Fairfield Hearing, 2 Stafford Street, Edinburgh EH3 7AU, call 0131 378 5800 or email [email protected] to make your appointment.