NARBERTH High Street is welcoming a new family business – Hearing Wales has opened up in the Pembrokeshire town today!
The move West is good news for local residents hoping to keep their hearing health in order.
Hearing loss is a growing issue for many Pembrokeshire residents, and there is increasing evidence that untreated hearing loss can increase our risk of dementia.
The Davies family who are behind the business have been enjoying the Pembrokeshire sunshine as they open their doors to residents.
The firm has already been offering it’s hearing services to West Wales, but from it’s Head Office in Swansea. Husband and wife team, Ben and Trine Davies, said a growing client base in West Wales was behind the move:
“Our audiologists have been providing clients in Pembrokeshire with a complete range of hearing services via our home visit service or in one of our mobile clinics in West Wales.
“With a growing client base in the area we have been looking for some time for the right place to open a bespoke clinic in West Wales. We fell in love with Narberth, and feel that Hearing Wales fits right in with the independent family owned shops in the town. Many of our clients enjoy visiting Narberth for a day out and so we felt this was the right place for our new base.
Senior Audiologist Ben continued:
“People have realised that hearing loss is neither something to keep quiet about, nor something to simply put up with. Current research has shown that wearing hearing aids keeps conditions like dementia at bay, not to mention the huge increase of quality of life for wearers but also their family members.
“Hearing tests are free for everyone, either via the NHS or in a private clinic, and I recommend everyone over the age of 55 has a regular check-up.”
Some Hearing Loss facts:
- There are approximately 10 million people in the UK with a hearing loss. That’s about 1 in 6 people. This makes deafness the second largest disability in the UK.
- 6.5 million of these people are aged 60 and over.
- 3.7 million are of working age.
- Around 2 million people use hearing aids.
- About 800,000 are severely or profoundly deaf.
- Many people with hearing loss also have tinnitus. They may also have balance difficulties.
- Hearing loss increases sharply with age – about a third of people aged 70+ have a hearing loss.
- Hearing loss can accelerate cognitive decline unless it is addressed according to current research