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Listen Up! A Brand New Hearingcare Centre Opens in Bridgend

14 February 2018

With approximately half a million* people living in Wales affected by hearing loss, Boots Hearingcare is taking action and has opened a brand new centre for the people of Bridgend. A talented audiologist has joined the Boots Hearingcare team at the new in-store location, which offers significantly improved access, extended opening hours and is purpose built with additional space and the latest technology.

At a special event the Mayor of Bridgend, Pam Davies, officially cut the ribbon and opened the centre, which provides local residents with expert advice from a team of hearing care specialists and is a one stop shop for hearing care. With a real focus on quality testing facilities, the new centre includes a purpose built sound proof booth, which will enable thorough testing using the latest technology for accurate results.

Adam Fardell has been an audiologist with Boots Hearingcare since 2008 and has been joined by another local talent Louise Vickery, who is a Swansea University graduate and has over four years of experience in Audiology. The team will be on hand five days a week, and every other Saturday, to help the people of Bridgend manage their hearing at a time that is convenient for them.

As well as ensuring the provision of quality care, improving convenient access for customers has been a key consideration in the design of the new centre, which is now located on the ground floor with full wheelchair access. The new in-store location also gives the centre easy access to a busy floor space, allowing for demonstrations of the latest noise reduction hearing aid technology in a real world setting.

Director of Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, Rebecca Woolley, comments: “I am delighted to be attending the opening of the Bridgend hearing care centre. There are 575,000 people in Wales who have hearing loss or tinnitus.* Action on Hearing Loss Cymru is pleased to be working with Boots Hearingcare to raise awareness of hearing loss, and to encourage people to act by getting their hearing checked.”

*Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL) www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/about-us/our-work-across-the-uk/wales/

The Boots Hearing Check is a free, quick and simple way to help identify any issues that customers might have with their hearing, and it only takes 15 minutes. To book a free hearing check at your local store, visit www.bootshearingcare.com