Are you having difficulty hearing? Then now’s the time to book your free hearing test at the open event at Sound Advice Hearing Centre in Norwich. 

The independent practice, which is situated on St John Maddermarket in the city, will be hosting the special event on Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19, with appointments available between 9am and 5pm. 

At your appointment during the open event, trusted local audiologist Derrick Soanes, who has 36 years of experience, will give you a free hearing test as well as use video otoscopy to give you the chance to see inside your ears. 

Derrick will also talk you through the latest hearing aid technology. 

“There have been a lot of advances in technology recently and lots of new products out there to bring people’s attention to,” said Derrick. 

These include new products from a range of manufacturers including Widex, Phonak, Starkey, Signia and Oticon. 

There will be special offers on over the two days, such as up to £500 off a hearing system bought during the event, (subject to terms and conditions). A free hearing aid trial will also be available.  

Hearing loss can impact both your mental and physical health, so it is important to get your hearing tested. 

“Hearing loss can be embarrassing and has been linked to mental health problems and memory loss,” said Derrick. 

Eastern Daily Press: Audiologist Derrick SoanesAudiologist Derrick Soanes (Image: Sound Advice Hearing)

According to the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), people who are deaf or have hearing loss are twice as likely to experience mental health problems compared to people without hearing loss. 

And the 2020 Lancet Commission on dementia prevention identified unmanaged hearing loss as responsible for 8.2% of all dementia cases. 

Sound Advice Hearing, which has centres all over England, has been helping people to hear since 1936. Its patients benefit from free annual check-ups, excellent customer service, short waiting times and full access to all the latest models from leading manufacturers. 

The Norwich centre opened in 2013, with Derrick joining five years ago. 

Derrick and the team offer hearing tests, video otoscopy, hearing aids (including maintenance, repair and free aftercare), advice on tinnitus, noise protection and ear plugs. 

Ear wax removal can be carried out using microsuction, endoscopic microsuction and irrigation. 

Eastern Daily Press: Get the latest advice on hearing aid technology, such as the Signia Silk IXGet the latest advice on hearing aid technology, such as the Signia Silk IX (Image: Signia)

Free parking is available – simply bring your proof of parking to your hearing test or hearing aid fitting appointment and the team will reimburse you for up to two hours of parking. 

If you can’t make it to the Norwich centre, Derrick also regularly offers appointments at day centres at Lords Opticians in Holt and Cromer. Home visits can also be arranged. Contact the Norwich centre to book an appointment. 

Call today to book your free space for the open event.  

“Join us for tea and cakes and find out how the latest comfortable and invisible hearing aids can make a world of difference,” said Derrick. 

The Sound Advice Hearing Centre is situated at 13 St John Maddermarket, Norwich. To book an appointment for the open event, call 01603 667708.