FREE hearing tests to be rolled out across the UK to mark National Deaf Awareness Week (2-9 May)


Thousands of people in eight towns across the UK are being offered FREE hearing tests through a new Digital Hearing Service launched to mark National Deaf Awareness Week (May 2-9).

The new service is being piloted at Kodak Lens Vision Centres in Redditch, Bromsgrove, Kidlington, Kidderminster, Gloucester and Burnham-on-Sea. A team of audiologists are running the FREE weekly hearing surgeries giving patients free hearing tests, discussing hearing care solutions and demonstrating the very latest aids.

To mark National Deaf Awareness Week, the Digital Hearing Service will also contribute £50 towards patients who require a pair of digital hearing aids.

Nicky Mills, spokesperson for the Digital Hearing Service , said: "One in seven people in the UK have some degree of hearing impairment, but many don't know how or where they can go to have their hearing checked. We are delighted to mark National Deaf Awareness Week by offering people across the UK free hearing checks and a contribution towards the hearing aids that could change their life."

Each of the practices offering the FREE Digital Hearing Service are one of the UK's 130 Kodak Lens Vision Centres to pilot the Digital Hearing Service in 2011 providing a vital service to the 15% of people who suffer with some degree of deafness.

Steff Lewis-Sabey

PR Manager

Petersen Creative
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