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Partying with friends and family, Christmas dinner and weeks of great television…just some of the things most of us are looking forward to this festive season.

But for the nine million Brits who suffer with hearing loss, Christmas is not everything it’s supposed up to be. In fact it can be one of the most isolating and distressing times of the year.

High street hearing expert The Hearing Company warns it is precisely the busy social gatherings that Christmas brings which can prove so stressful for the hard of hearing.

Stuart Spencer, professional services and training manager for The Hearing Company, explains: “When you’re gathered around the dining table and everyone is having different conversations it’s difficult for someone with hearing loss to pick out individual conversations from background noise.

“Often that person will choose to shy away from conversations for fear of looking foolish, which can be very isolating when everyone else around you is having so much fun.”

Many hearing loss sufferers are embarrassed by what they perceive to be a disability and are often reluctant to do anything about it. But there are ways to minimise the negative effects and simple steps people can take to protect their hearing from damage in the first place.

If you’d like to learn more about hearing loss we can put you in touch with a local Hearing Company expert. They can talk about issues including:

• The isolating effects of hearing loss
• Tell tale signs you may have a hearing problem
• How best to manage it
• What can be done to prevent hearing loss

Please contact Nuala Ryan on 01743 234 224 or Farrah Khan on 0121 200 0780 or e-mail

Notes to editors:

The Hearing Company has been providing high street hearing care services for 50 years and can be found in more than 500 UK stores. Contact Seal to find your nearest branch, or visit

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