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INSIDE Eat to beat the winter blues How stress affects your eyes Groundbreaking hearing aid tech Autumn 2018

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Welcome to the latest edition of our magazine, bringing you all the news and insight from the Leightons Hearing and Optical teams. In this issue, you'll find some expert analysis and tips to help you get the most out of life this autumn. We hope you enjoy this edition, and we look forward to seeing you in a branch again soon.

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foods to help you beat the winter

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a tiny custom-moulded shell that

business since my grandfather first

fascinating insight on the ways in

is virtually invisible in your ear.

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which increased stress levels can

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affect your eyes and ears, as well as

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uncover some truly humbling stories

a guide to common eye conditions. I hope you enjoy this Talking Points,

from individuals who have been visiting us for their entire lives, so thank you

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and we look forward to seeing you

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to announce the launch of an

again soon as we enter our tenth

anniversary year.

astounding new hearing aid, the

decade of helping people to live

Oticon Opn Custom. The Oticon

their lives to the full.

As we move into the golden days of autumn after our scorching summer, we’ve put together the latest expert advice on your eye, ear and all-round health to bring some uplifting energy to the

Opn broke the mould two years ago when it first launched, with its BrainHearing™ and connective technology completely reshaping the world’s idea of what was possible with a hearing aid.

Ryan Leighton, CEO

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LIFE getting

BUSY? This is how stress can affect your eyes and ears

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lmost everyone experiences stress at some point, especially if you’re going through a hectic phase in your life. If so, you’re not alone: stress is behind 40% of all days off work in the UK. So we’re focusing on some of the less well-known effects of stress: the impact on your eyes and ears.

Blood pressure and eyes

Rebecca Fouch – Optometrist

We all know stress can lead to high blood pressure,

“On a number of occasions during

but did you know that an optometrist can see signs

routine eye examinations I have found

of high blood pressure simply by looking at the back

evidence of a previously undetected

of your eyes? That’s because the eyes (other than being

stroke, and have been able to arrange

the window to the soul, of course) are the only part of

for the GP to provide potentially life-

the body where small blood vessels – capillaries – are directly visible. This means we can see if the vessels have become thickened, narrowed or even burst. If we detect any of these signs you’ll be referred to your GP

saving treatment. I always recommend having a routine eye examination at least every two years, even if you are not having any problems, as we can detect changes to eye health and vision, and can also recommend lifestyle adjustments to help protect your eyes in to the future.”

for precautionary general health and blood pressure assessments.

Stress and hearing loss

Central Serous Retinopathy

Prolonged stress can directly affect your ear health,

Sean Matthews – Optometrist “Stress can also increase the risk of developing Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR) 1, which is a build up of fluid at the macula (the central part of the retina). This can be detected at a routine eye examination using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). OCT is offered as part of the  Ultimate

causing conditions like tinnitus or contributing to hearing loss. As with your eyes, decreased blood circulation can also affect your ears, and chronic stress plays a big part in slowing blood flow.

Prolonged stress can directly affect your ear health, causing conditions like tinnitus.

Eye Examination at all Leightons branches, and I strongly recommend it to all my patients.”

Other symptoms of stress can include eyestrain, soreness or twitching of the eye lids. Stress-related eye conditions can be temporary, but if left undetected and untreated high blood pressure and CSR can potentially lead to blurred vision or permanent vision loss. If you notice any changes with your eyes, or have any on-going concerns about your vision, feel free to get in touch with your local branch at any time, as they may be related to other health and eye conditions. 4 LEIGHTONS | talking points

When you’re stressed, the extra adrenaline can decrease circulation in the inner ear, damaging or even destroying the essential tiny hair cells inside your ear. This is because these tiny hair cells depend on good circulation to be able to perform their delicate task of translating the noise. If your hearing loss is a reaction to stress then it's often reversible: first cut out the stress for improved circulation (easier said than done – but take a look at the NHS stress buster guide2 for some starting points) and then even consider rehabilitation of your hair cells through sound therapy.


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If you’re concerned about stress-induced hearing loss then look out for symptoms such as blocked ears, an inability to hear sounds at certain frequencies, a sensation of pressure in your ears, loss of hearing in one or both of your ears, sounds seeming more distant than usual, or tinnitus.

Stress and tinnitus

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Tinnitus is a common condition, affecting approximately one in ten UK adults. It’s often described as a ‘ringing in the ears’ or clicking, roaring, hissing or buzzing, while some people hear music-like sounds. Despite being a highly frustrating and distracting condition, tinnitus isn’t yet fully understood, but stress is one of the main aggravators. There are successful treatments to help you manage the condition.

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Several hearing aids now include a range of effective tinnitus relief features, and many people find a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and sound enrichment therapy can help them manage their tinnitus. Again, reducing your stress levels is the best way to reduce stress-related tinnitus symptoms.

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EATto BEATthe WINTER BLUES

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s the chill sets in and wintry darkness looms, many of us feel like hibernating – staying in, slumping in front of the TV, and turning to comfort food to cheer ourselves up. According to Mind, the mental health charity, one in three Brits experience a mild or severe form of the condition known as Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD). Symptoms include lack of energy, sleep problems, being prone to anxiety, a compulsion to overeat and a general low mood. Although the exact cause of SAD, also called ‘winter depression’, isn’t fully understood, experts believe it’s caused by chemical and hormone imbalances in the brain related to the lack of light during the winter months and subsequent changes in our circadian rhythm (body clock).

Registered Dietitian Helen Bond reveals how making a few small changes to your diet and lifestyle may help to ward off the winter blues. Plus they’re the same things that help keep your eyes and ears healthy, too!

Choose wholegrains Unlike other organs, our brain relies on a steady supply of glucose for it to work properly. When we are feeling fed up or worn-out, it’s easy to reach for the comfort of refined carbs, like sugary cereals, white bread, chocolate and biscuits, but these carbs send blood sugar levels soaring, then crashing, leaving you feel more tired and reaching for the stodge again. Instead opt for wholegrains and other starchy carbohydrates – brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, wholemeal bread, wholewheat pasta, and wholegrain muesli, which release their energy slowly, keeping blood sugar levels steady – so they’re better for refuelling the brain consistently. These foods are also rich in mood-balancing B vitamins including vitamin B6, and gut-friendly fibre – healthy gut, healthy brain.

Always start with a balanced diet

Have some protein with your starchy carbs

Variety is the absolute key. If you eat a good mix of

This helps tryptophan (an amino acid or protein building

foods from each of the five key food groups – fruits

block) enter the brain, where it’s used to make the ‘happy

and vegetables (5-A-Day); starchy wholegrain carbs;

hormone’ serotonin – helping you stay calm and sleep at

dairy products and alternatives; beans, pulses, fish, eggs,

night. Protein rich foods include fresh meat, fish, shellfish,

meat/other protein sources and oils and spreads, you’ll

eggs, milk, low fat cheese, nuts, seeds, lentils and beans,

have a good mix of nutrients to help keep you mentally

so make sure you include at least one portion at each of

and physically well. Plus your immune system will be in

your meals.

tip-top condition to fight against winter coughs and colds.

Eat regularly

Breakfast like a king

Eat little and often to keep your mood at its best – skipping

A healthy breakfast replenishes energy levels after a long

meals causes low blood sugar levels, which add to feelings

period without food, and studies show people who eat

of tiredness, irritability (or ‘hangry’, as hunger-related fury

breakfast are in a better mood and feel happier throughout

has been termed) and SAD cravings for carbohydrates.

the day – good options are wholegrain cereals or porridge with reduced-fat milk, topped with a handful of berries or a sliced banana, or poached eggs on wholegrain toast. 6 LEIGHTONS | talking points


Drink enough fluid

in moderation, lean red meat provides good amounts of

Our brains are made up of about 75% water, so it

tiredness-zapping iron (in a form that is easily absorbed by

makes sense to drink plenty. Even slight dehydration

the body) and zinc – vital minerals for healthy cognitive

can make you feel drowsy and can affect your mood.

function. And, vitamin B12 – low levels of which have been

We get some fluid from the foods we eat, but on top of

linked to a higher risk of depression and tiredness.

this, it’s estimated women need around 1.6 litres of fluid (about eight glasses) and men around 2 litres (about 10 glasses). Water is the best choice – it's calorie, caffeine and sugar free – but milk, fruit juice, smoothies, tea and coffee also count.

Go to work on an egg A source of high quality protein, eggs also provide mood- lifting B vitamins (B12, B5 (pantothenic acid), biotin, folate) and vitamin D. And there’s no need to restrict your intake: the major UK heart and healthy advisory groups,

Watch the alcohol

including the British Heart Foundation, no longer give

While alcohol can have a very temporary positive impact

recommended upper limits.

on mood, relying on it to get you through the dark winter months is counterproductive, as it’s a depressant, is dehydrating and contains lots of calories – a pint of lager (4% ABV) can contain 180 kcals, that’s similar to a slice of pizza! Hangovers and weight gain are also well known to dampen spirits, and make you feel sluggish and bloated. Men and women are now advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week!

Get active Even though it’s cold outdoors, it’s important to get outside as much as possible to make the most of natural light and get active. Exercise really is nature’s anti- depressant. Countless studies show the benefits of exercise in releasing endorphins in the body, which in turn can help lift your mood, relieve stress and anxiety, improve sleep and even boost your energy levels – so why not take a bracing

Go nuts

winter walk on the beach or through the park?

Nuts naturally contain the magic hunger- busting combo of protein and fibre, making them great healthy choices for filling us up, but nuts are also rich in magnesium and B vitamins (B6, biotin and folate) – nutrients that are important for psychological wellbeing. Only snack on a small handful (30g) though, as they pack a calorie punch!

Take a vitamin D supplement You might know that vitamin D helps keep your bones strong, but low blood levels have been associated with poorer mood and age-related macular degeneration. As sunlight doesn’t contain enough UVB radiation in winter for our skin to make vitamin D and there are only

Reel in the oily fish

a few foods that naturally contain vitamin D (oily fish, eggs

Omega-3 fats, especially DHA, found in oily fish, such

and wild mushrooms), all adults are advised to take a daily

as salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout and fresh tuna, are

supplement of 10 μg (micrograms) from October to March.

highly concentrated in the brain and are important for healthy vision and normal brain function. Studies have linked low intakes of omega-3 fats with depression – aim for a minimum of one portion (140g) a week. If you don’t

Further information The advice here isn’t intended to replace conventional medical treatment. While there’s no firm evidence to

eat fish, enjoy plant sources of omega-3s

show that eating well and exercising will prevent or cure SAD, many people

such as walnuts, flaxseeds, hemp seeds

find these dietary and lifestyle changes

and chia seeds.

help to ease their symptoms – as well as

Enjoy lean red meat in moderation

benefitting their overall health. If you are

The World Cancer Research Fund

struggling with SAD, speak to your GP.

recommends that we eat no more than For more information about healthy

500g (cooked weight) of red meat a

eating and how food can affect your

week, such as beef, pork and lamb. But it's important to remember that

Helen Bond is a freelance State Registered Dietitian and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association. She has 20 years' experience working in the NHS, in PR, within the media and across the food and pharmaceutical industries.

mood and health, visit the British Dietetic Association (www. bda.uk.com) to read their range of food fact sheets.

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HearingFitnessTM Now part of the Oticon ON App, this new data analysis feature helps fine-tune your hearing aid for even better performance.

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earing aids have come a long way in the last 20 years. Today, they pack incredible smartphonefriendly tech into ever-smaller devices. But what’s the next leap forward? Say hello to Oticon’s mind-bendingly small Opn Custom range, including the smallest in-the-ear hearing aid they’ve ever produced.

BrainHearingTM Uses localisation, noise reduction, speech clarity and access to all speakers in a conversation to reduce listening effort by as much as 20%.

In the past decade, hearing aids were cumbersome, difficult-to-use and not what you might call ‘smart’. Perhaps that’s part of the reason why only 40% of people who need hearing aids actually have them. But today it’s a different story. Modern hearing aids are small and unobtrusive, tiny technological marvels that are almost invisible when worn. There’s no better example than Oticon’s Opn range of receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids. They were the first internet-connected hearing aids, fitted with super-smart software that

Five colour options Choose a colour to match your skin tone.

helps cut out unwanted background noise and focus on what you want to hear.

Small, smaller, smallest This autumn, Oticon has once again

in the form of custom aids,

pushed the boundaries of what hearing aids

and now they are here! They pack all the punch of the

can do. Oticon has expanded the Oticon Opn

mini receiver-in-the-ear hearing

series to a Custom range, adding five new

aids but come in a variety of

micro in-the-ear models.

tiny in-the-ear options that are customised to your hearing

“Invisible in 80% of ears”

and your ears specifically. The Velox platform that sits

They’re the smallest Oticon models yet, with research showing that they are essentially invisible in 80% of ears. The smallest model – Oticon’s smallest ever hearing aid – is the diminutive Oticon Opn IIC (invisible

From the expert Dr Gemma Gray —

Professional Services Manager, Clinical Scientist (Audiology)

inside the tiny hearing aids enables 50x faster processing compared to previous generations of technology, and their unique 360˚ Open

“It’s an understatement to

SoundNavigatorTM helps to quite

in canal), which is completely hidden

say that our audiologists are

literally ‘open’ you to the world

within the ear canal.

excited… we have been hoping

and all surrounding sounds and

that Oticon would release their

conversations. But how does

incredible Opn technology

this help you?

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Optional ConnectClip Enables hands-free calls and stereo music streaming, and works as a remote microphone.

As with their receiver-in-canal (RIC) models, Oticon’s Opn Custom range is available in multiple colours to suit different skin tones and preferences.

“ Increase understanding of conversations from 20% to 75%” OpenSound NavigatorTM Multiple microphones and smart software help you hear everything without being overwhelmed.

The new Custom range comes with all the technology you’d expect from a modern Oticon device. Most importantly, they all have OpenSound NavigatorTM built in. This technology scans the local sound environment 100 times a second to block out background noise. Research has shown that it can increase understanding of conversations from 20% to 75%. Quite simply a life-changing difference.

The Oticon ON App Available for iPhone and Android – control your hearing aid’s volume and program with just a tap. Misplaced your hearing aid? Use the app’s ‘find my hearing aid’ feature.

Even more like normal hearing Anyone who suffers from hearing loss will know how exhausting it can be. Oticon Opn Custom hearing aids understand that we hear with our brains, not with our ears. When we can’t hear clearly, it’s our brain that takes the strain. To help, Oticon has developed BrainHearingTM – five separate features that all work together to help reduce the tiring neurological burden of struggling to hear conversations. The result is a 20% reduction

Tinnitus SoundSupportTM Built-in tinnitus relief features.

in listening effort (and a happier brain).

“ 96% of users say they hear better with Oticon Opn”

This super-fast, 360˚ processing

with your smart phones with

enables 30% better speech

their 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low

understanding and 20% less

Energy wireless signals. Yes, you

effort needed to understand this

can wirelessly stream phone

speech. And as you know, better

calls and music to your ears!

smartphone app: the Oticon ON App now

hearing helps promote better

And don’t forget your smart

gathers real-world hearing data through its

general health and cognition.

phone can also act as a remote

HearingFitnessTM feature, helping you and your

Just when we all thought Oticon couldn’t fit any more technology into their products, they’ve gone and upgraded their essential

control for your aids. iPhones

Leightons audiologist fine-tune your hearing

These custom hearing aids are

allow all of this communication

aid so you can hear better than ever.

also very clever as they can

to be direct, and other Android

talk to each other to ensure

models need an intermediate

Like what you hear?

both aids work together as a

device called an Oticon

The Oticon Opn Custom hearing aid will be

pair to optimise your hearing

Connect Clip. It’s all easy to

available this autumn in all Leightons branches,

in all listening environments.

set up and get started with.

so why not come in for your FREE hearing

Not only do they talk to each

So why don’t you drop into

assessment and talk to our audiologists.

other with this Near Field

your local Leightons and ask

Alternatively you can call 0800 40 20 20 or

Magnetic Induction technology,

to speak to one of our expert

visit leightons. co.uk to book an appointment.

they can also communicate

audiologists today.” LEIGHTONS |

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Four eye conditıons & what they look like

You’ve heard of them, but what do they look like? Helping you identify AMD, cataracts, glaucoma and floaters.

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Cataracts

As we get older, we can develop small white patches on

A cataract is an area of cloudiness in the lens of the eye.

the macula – the central area of the retina. These patches,

Symptoms include blurred vision, glare, difficulty seeing in

known as ‘drusen’, are normal, but they can build up and

low-light conditions, and faded colours.

eventually disrupt vision. We call this AMD. It can cause blank spots, distortion, blurriness or a loss of brightness or colour in the centre of vision. There are two types of AMD: dry AMD accounts for about 90% of cases, and although untreatable, the vision loss is usually less severe. Wet AMD is treatable, but vision loss, generally, is more severe.

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Management of mild cataracts includes updated glasses prescriptions or lenses to reduce dazzle and glare. Advanced cataracts may need a trip to hospital. But don’t worry: the surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic and you’ll probably be out the same day.


From the expert

Bryony Allen – Senior Optometrist “Every day I see patients who present with AMD, Cataract, Glaucoma or Flashes & Floaters. These are very commonly occurring conditions. Optometrists are ideally placed to offer routine eye examinations, advice and support to people struggling with their vision. I recommend everyone to have an eye examination at least every two years, and when there are conditions such as AMD and Cataract I often advise people to attend more frequently. It's really important to come and see us if anything in the vision changes. We’re here to help… don’t wait and risk your sight.”

To book your eye examination call us on 0800 40 20 20 or visit leightons.co.uk

Glaucoma

Flashes & Floaters

Glaucoma is a group of conditions that affect the nerves

The inside of the eye is full of a gel-like substance called

of the retina, causing pressure to build up inside the eye.

vitreous humour. As we get older, it shrinks and becomes

Glaucoma can cause blurring or dark patches to appear

sloshy. This can cause ‘floaters’ – small semi-transparent

around the outside of our field of vision.

blobs that appear in our vision.

Some types of glaucoma are easy to spot: they appear

Flickers of light, flashes and floaters at the edges of

suddenly, with pain, redness of the eye and blurred vision.

the vision are often a sign of PVD – Posterior Vitreous

But others can sneak up on us slowly.

Detachment. PVD is entirely normal, but you should always

Glaucoma is very treatable, which is why routine eye

seek the advice of an optometrist, just in case. examinations are so important. Once the retina is damaged

Flashes and floaters that are new, sudden, or include

it usually doesn’t recover – prevention is definitely better

any loss of vision should be treated as a medical

than cure, so it's best to detect it as early as possible.

emergency due to risk of retinal detachment.

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Dementia is a growing problem. But what has it got to do with our hearing and eyesight?

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hat’s the biggest cause of death across England and Wales? Cancer? Heart disease? Stroke? A devastating disease in so many ways, dementia is now the leading cause of premature death, overtaking heart disease in 2017 1. And it’s a global problem: dementia cases across the world are set to double every twenty years. By 2050, 1 in 85 people will suffer from dementia.

Raising awareness, raising money Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of the condition, and that’s why the Leightons Foundation has selected The Alzheimer’s Society as its chosen charity for 2018. We’ve already seen some incredible fundraising activities, with long - distance running achievements from the likes of Sean Matthews, from our Chandlers Ford branch, and Rachel Hudson, from Alton. Together they’ve raised more than £2,000. Meanwhile, many Leightons branches have now received Dementia Friends training, enabling us to deliver the best possible eye and ear care for anyone living with the condition.

What is dementia? Dementia is an incurable condition describing a range of brain disorders that can cause memory loss, speech problems, difficulties thinking and problem-solving, and eyesight issues.

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New research from 2017 agrees. In fact, hearing loss could account for around 9% of an individual’s overall risk of developing dementia. The auditory cortex is the part of your brain that processes sound and it needs to be kept active in order for you to hear well. Untreated hearing loss can cause auditory deprivation, which is when the auditory cortex can no longer process certain sounds even if the frequencies are picked up. This can not only affect a person’s hearing permanently, but it also means that this part of the brain is less active – which in turn is a key cause of dementia.

lightweight, intelligent and unobtrusive. Don’t forget we offer FREE full hearing assessments!

How does dementia affect your eyesight? Dementia can cause a number of eyesight issues, including difficultly reading, double vision, and visual hallucinations. But regular eye tests can help monitor the development of dementia symptoms, ensuring full support can be given to make life easier for sufferers. Let’s stay one step ahead of dementia. Call us on 0800 40 20 20 or visit leightons.co.uk to book your eye examination or FREE hearing assessment today.

From the expert Rebecca Sharp – Director of Operations and founder of Leightons Foundation Our chosen Charity for 2018 is The Alzheimer's Society. We're proud to be Dementia Friends following our training from the wonderful people at the Society. We have baked and eaten a lot of cakes, run marathons and many Leightons staff will be joining the Memory Walks taking place in their local area. We are committed to working with the communities we serve, and getting involved with local causes is just one of the ways we

offer support. You can keep up to date with the activities of your local branch by looking at their dedicated page on the website or pop in and see us to find out how we are helping people to live life to the full in your town. Please come and join us for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in support of MacMillan on Friday 28th September... more cake... more walking?


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Having dispensed Silhouette spectacles for the last 25 years, I’ve seen the brand develop an elegant, fashionable style while retaining its classic and understated look. The range is predominantly based around rimless eyewear with customisable styles and colours. However, there

Silhouette themselves. A perfect match. For me, the Silhouette collection is the most versatile product you can wish to work with – there’s something for everyone. Not forgetting, if Silhouette is good enough for HRH, then we’re confident that it’s good enough for our customers!

are also some very wearable full rim styles in an array of vibrant colours, so there are lots of options to suit your lifestyle. In their rimless frames, Silhouette’s “plug” lens attachment system is by far the most reliable method of connecting the lens to the rimless mount and is seen as an industry benchmark. They haven’t stopped there though. With the introduction of their Atelier Solid Gold 18kt encrusted diamond rimless and soon to be launched Buffalo horn frames from sustainable sources, Silhouette are always looking for ways

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WOKINGHAM

We understand that hearing aids can be a big investment. To help you spread the cost, ask about our Hear Now, Pay Later plan. Simply pay a 30% deposit and spread the rest into easy-to-pay instalments, interest free.

HOVE (The Eyecare Centre)

WOODLEY

LEADENHALL STREET

FREEPHONE 0800 40 20 20

FREE HEARING ASSESSMENT Good hearing starts with regular hearing health checks

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Leightons Talking Points (Autumn 2018)  

Talking Points brings you all the latest news from Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care. Inside you'll find out how to eat to beat the winter...

Leightons Talking Points (Autumn 2018)  

Talking Points brings you all the latest news from Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care. Inside you'll find out how to eat to beat the winter...