Local Events & Festivals
Helping communities to understand their hearing
Our Hear Today events also take us out and about into the community and we have attended many local festivals and events with our mobile audiology unit, fondly called the ‘Happy Hearing Van’. Thame Food Festival, Kop Hill Climb, and the Great British Dog Walks are just a few examples. At such events we are able to offer hearing health checks, visual examinations and provide advice and information on hearing matters.
Hear Today aims to keep the conversation going and encourage social interaction through fun activities like our cookery days and in 2017 we hosted our first Deaf Tennis event. This was very well supported and highlighted that hearing loss shouldn’t prevent you enjoying the sport you love. With the right approach and support so much is possible.
In 2018 we held a Sourdough bread baking day in Chapel Hall, Speen. Under the guidance of an expert baker, our guests had a go at making their own sourdough loaves. This was followed by a relaxing lunch together and the chance to chat with our audiology team and other clients.
To support deaf awareness week in May, we took the Happy Hearing Van to World’s End Garden Centre in Wendover. For the whole week, we were available to talk to people about the importance of looking after their ears and hearing and we gave visual ear checks and hearing tests from the van.