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Glaucoma Week 2019

This week has been World Glaucoma Week. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. The Association of British Dispensing Options have created a fantastic infographic about…

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World Hearing Day – free app

World Hearing Day – World Health Organisation Message “On World Hearing Day 2019, the World Health Organisation will draw attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss. Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realize that they are missing out on certain sounds and words. Checking one’s hearing…

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A Guide to Tinnitus Prevention

Tinnitus is the experience of hearing sounds in the ears or head, but with no external source. It’s usually mild, but in severe cases it can be extremely disruptive, causing stress, anxiety and loss of sleep. Tinnitus is usually a symptom of an underlying problem with the hearing system, so it is not always preventable.…

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Tinnitus – a first hand account

Our Tinnitus Support Group has been running for 8 months now, here one of our group talk about their experience with Tinnitus. Thank you for sharing your story.  It’s hard to know where to start, except the day I got tinnitus? I’d answered an advert for a drummer to play alongside a busker in Leeds.…