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Specsavers Woodbridge opens new state-of-the-art audiology hub at its The Throughfare premises





A new state-of-the-art audiology hub has opened in Woodbridge.

Specsavers, in The Thoroughfare, welcomed customers to its improved services last week.

Before it opened, customers were only able to make use of its limited capacity – but now, more people in the town than ever can access its services.

A new audiology hub has opened in Woodbridge's Specsavers. Picture: Specsavers
A new audiology hub has opened in Woodbridge's Specsavers. Picture: Specsavers

Angela Peck, audiology director for Woodbridge and Ipswich, said: “I’m pleased we are able to expand our clinics and help more people in the Woodbridge community.

“We now have more audiology testing rooms and new equipment in store.

“Monitoring hearing health is really important. Untreated hearing loss results in cognitive decline, depression and social isolation.

A new audiology hub has opened in Woodbridge's Specsavers. Picture: Specsavers
A new audiology hub has opened in Woodbridge's Specsavers. Picture: Specsavers

“Now with the weekend testing, we hope to reach more people and provide this essential service.”

The launch of the new hub was marked with cupcakes as well as audiologists on hand to answer any questions residents may have had.

Some customers were given the chance for a screening and each person was given a hamper with a variety of goods sourced from Suffolk, including chocolate, tea bags and biscuits.

The team even made hampers for children, which contained toys.

The team at Specsavers Woodbridge wished to use the celebrations to raise funds for a good cause.

About £330 was given to Deafblind UK, a charity close to the hearts of those working the hub.

Cleaner, Louise, is deaf and works with the charity closely.

Retail director Hannah Bennett-Lightfoot wanted to remind customers that anyone who may not be able to access the store in person due to disabilities may be eligible to receive care at home via a team of mobile opticians.

She added: “We are proud to be looking after the eyes and ears of Woodbridge, and to be able to support everyone in our team, including Louise and the Deafblind UK charity which she works so closely with.”