HEARING AID WAITING LISTS - (CELEBRITY CASE STUDIES) Tuesday 14 August 2007 PDF Print Recent news reports highlighted the case of an 108 year old who has been told she has to wait for 18 months for a hearing aid. Campaigners say that hearing care is at the back of the queue when it comes to the NHS with average waiting times for a digital hearing aid at 41 weeks and as much as 2 years. For patients that need new hearing tests, the wait increases to 64 weeks. Hearing loss is not just a problem for the elderly - hearing care services are also increasingly used by younger generations due to excessive noise from iPods and the increasingly noisy environment damaging ears.” If you are planning on writing a feature about how people can beat the waiting lists to get tested and be fitted with digital hearing aids quickly, David Ormerod Hearing Centres can offer the following: * Hearing Aid Audiologist expert spokesperson * Interviews with celebrity ambassador Murray Walker who suffers with hearing loss after years of exposure to roaring race cars * Case studies, including 30 year old female teacher – NHS waiting times in her area (Kent) were 52 weeks * Details of David Ormerod Hearing Centre’s FREE 5 min hearing tests and range of affordable digital hearing aids David Ormerod Hearing Centres (DOHC) are one of several private hearing care providers offering ways to beat the waiting lists. DOHC offer FREE 5 min hearing tests and the latest digital aids through their network of 185 centres in Boots stores, on the high street, and in private hospitals. To book a FREE 5 min hearing test, people can either call 0845 270 3916, visit www.davidormerod.co.uk or drop into one of their high street centres. For more information on DOHC, please contact David Greenwood or Simon Hackett on 01903 821 550 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pegasus Public Relations (Worthing) in the following categories: Men's Interest, Health, Home & Garden, Women's Interest & Beauty, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.