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Work in a loud environment? Then visit a Specsavers hearing centre

August 2012

Do you work in a loud environment? If so, it’s important to arrange a free hearing test with a reputable audiologist.

The hair-like cells inside your ear are very sensitive and need to be examined on a regular basis to keep them in good working order.

According to HSE – the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness – over one million employees in Great Britain are exposed to levels of noise that puts their hearing at risk. In fact, some 17,000 have hearing problems caused by excessive noise at work – so don’t put off having your ears checked.

Simply locate your nearest Specsavers hearing centre online and book an appointment online. During the test, a hearing aid audiologist will update your confidential customer records before examining the outer parts of both ears. They’ll look for wax, infection or damage and will offer you the relevant treatment if required.

Next, the specialist will give you a pair of headphones and ask you to push a button when you hear a sound. The sounds will be varied and played into each ear individually, so the hearing aid audiologist can build up an accurate picture of how well you can hear. The test will then be repeated using a slightly different headset and will check that the tiny cells inside your ears are working properly.

Once the test examination is complete, the specialist will talk through your results in private. If you’re worried about taking in all the information, you can ask a friend or relative to come in the room with you. This is your chance to reveal any worries or concerns you have, so don’t hesitate to ask questions.

If you do need help with your hearing – there’s no need to fear. One in five adults in the UK experience some degree of hearing loss, so you don’t have to be embarrassed. Our staff will explain all your options to you and will make sure you choose a hearing aid to suit your wants, tastes and needs. If you choose an in-the-ear device, the audiologist will take a mould of your ear to make sure the aid fits.

A hearing test really is that simple, so book an appointment today at a Specsavers hearing centre. In the meantime, wear personal protective equipment at work and use ear plugs and ear muffs to protect your inner ear.

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