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The UK’s largest hearing loss charity, Action on Hearing Loss, has confirmed availability for free hearing checks on the Isle of Wight for April.

This service is available exclusively on the Isle of Wight for over 18s as part of the Charity’s GP Engagement Project. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire to highlight any specific concerns you may have about your hearing, and/or difficulties you have or are experiencing, before having an initial assessment with a Siemens HearCheck screener. This will only take up 5 to 10 minutes of your time.

  • Wednesday 18th April, 14:00-16:00 at Argyll House Surgery, Ryde
    (please note for this session you are advised to book an appointment by calling Argyll House Surgery on 01983 562955, however you will be seen if you do just turn-up)
  • Friday 27th April, 10:00-12noon at Sandown Health Centre, Sandown
    (This is a drop-in service)

Hannah Crookes, Action on Hearing Loss’ Project Manager for the pilot scheme, said:

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“We are pleased to be able to offer more opportunities for the public to get their hearing checked at no cost. You also don’t need to be registered at the Practice to attend.

“Over 160 people on the Isle of Wight have now utilised this service since the project began. If you have any concerns about your hearing, or you think a family member or friend may benefit from having their hearing checked, I would strongly recommend that you pop along to one of these free screening events”.

 To find out more about the drop-in, contact Hannah Crookes on [email protected] or 01983 529533.

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