shop aims to raise awareness of hearing condition
visiting a Burnham-On-Sea hearing centre will be greeted by staff
wearing a selection of comedy ears in a bid to highlight Tinnitus
Awareness Week between Monday 6th February and Sunday 12th February.
team at Specsavers in Burnham will be donning the funny ears throughout
the week and people who suffer from tinnitus will be invited to
come in to the store to get help and advice about the condition.
Hearing aid audiologists Angie Bull and Sai Rama will be on hand
throughout the week to answer any questions.
is the perception of sound in the absence of any corresponding external
sound. The condition affects around 30% of people at some point
in their lives but around 10% will live with it permanently.
keen to try and raise awareness as its still somewhat misunderstood
and there are ways to limit its impact. Information will be available
on how hearing aids can help so if you suffer from the condition,
please do come and see us," Angie told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
store will also be fundraising by running a sweepstake game and
a pin the ear on the earring competition, with all money going to
the British Tinnitus Association.
aim of this week is to raise awareness of the condition and the
services we provide," store director Rama Venkat told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
theme of this year is Together for Tinnitus which seems to fit perfectly
with what we are doing; trying to provide help and support for local
people who are struggling to overcome the effects of the illness."