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Loved Ones Get An Earful Dewsbury

Monday, 09 February 2009

A hearing specialist in Dewsbury has seized the opportunity to bring harmony back to the relationships of couples across the region in time for Valentine's Day by solving the eternal problem of snoring.

After hearing the complaints of customers, colleagues and friends about the troublesome snoring of their partners, hearing aid audiologist Tom Baxter from Specsavers in Dewsbury decided that it was time to solve this age-old cause of domestic disharmony by offering a free consultation to any shoppers that drop into the store during the week leading up to Valentine's Day (Monday 9 until Saturday 14 February).

Tom says: 'I thought that I would use the resources available to me to solve this renowned tension-causer amongst couples. I can't solve the cause of snoring but I can make sure that it doesn't disturb the restful slumber of the snorer's loved one with a whole host of different solutions - problem solved.'

To find out more about the full range of hearcare products, including custom made 'Sleep Fit' plugs, shoppers need only pop into the Specsavers store on Westgate in Dewsbury, which also provides hearing screening and advice on hearing aid devices for anyone with hearing concerns.

To find out more or to make an appointment for a screening, customers can contact the store on 01924 469 565.


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Specsavers notes to editors                                                   

  • Specsavers was founded by Doug and Dame Mary Perkins in 1984 and is now the largest privately owned opticians in the world
  • The couple still run the company, along with their three children. Their eldest son John is joint managing director
  • Specsavers has more than 1080 stores throughout the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Spain and Australia
  • Annual turnover for the Specsavers Group is forecast to reach a record £1.05 billion for the financial year 2008/9
  • The group plans to continue its successful international expansion by opening stores in New Zealand
  • Specsavers optical stores and hearing centres are owned and run by joint venture or franchise partners.
  • Specsavers employs more than 17,000 staff
  • Specsavers was voted Britain's most trusted brand of opticians for the seventh year running by Reader's Digest in 2008
  • Specsavers has 36% of the market share in the UK
  • One in three people who wear glasses in the UK buy them from Specsavers Opticians - eight and a half million glasses were sold during 2007
  • Specsavers is the largest retail provider of home delivery contact lenses in Europe and one of the top two retail suppliers of continuous wear lenses in the world
  • Specsavers is now the largest retail dispenser of digital hearing aids in the UK and will offer a hearing service from more than 400 locations by the end of 2008
  • Specsavers supports numerous optical and hearing charities, including Diabetes UK, for whom they have raised more than £250,000 to fund research into diabetic retinopathy
  • Since 2003 a quarter of a million glasses have been collected and recycled by Specsavers stores for Vision Aid Overseas for use in developing countries


*GfK Home Audit (Dec 2007)