Although better known for its optical services, Specsavers is the largest retail dispenser of digital hearing aids in the UK, and recently expanded its hearing care business with accreditation under the NHS Any Qualified Provider Scheme, which gives NHS patients the ability to choose from a range of approved providers. Specsavers now provides hearing services in 320 centres across the country.
Peter Render, chairman of Specsavers in Wales, said: ‘As we continue to grow our hearcare offering, we hope that by partnering with Wales Deaf Rugby Union we can raise awareness of hearing loss and the importance of regular hearing tests.
‘Hearing loss can have a social stigma attached to it, but we see people who are achieving great things despite hearing difficulties – not least those who are representing Wales Deaf Rugby. As well as thorough checks to spot the onset of problems, with the type of sophisticated hearing aids that we have available nowadays, we hope to encourage people with hearing loss that they can still enjoy and achieve many of the same things that people with perfect hearing can.’
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