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Remember this Sunday to wear a Poppy

This Sunday 13th November will pay respect to Remembrance Day, in honour of those who fought on the battlefield during World War I.

The poppy emblem was chosen due to the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I. It is said that the battlefields were barren prior to the battles and burst forth with the symbolic blood-red flowers once the fighting had ended.
Two days before the Armistice was declared at 11am on November 11th, 1918, an American woman named Moina Michael (now also known as the "Poppy Lady"), was inspired by McCrae’s poem and purchased 25 silk poppies and distributed to those who attended a work conference she was setting up. The poppies were very popular at the meeting, which prompted her to begin an effort to have the poppy adopted as a national symbol of remembrance, successfully.

Remember the fallen and remind your family and friends this Sunday of the pivotal moments in history.

Nathan Gluck Hearing Care will be remembering those who were lost, with so many of our ageing population commemorating the occasion too, a wide spoken event at this time of year throughout the world and local communities.

Sadly our ageing population who may attend remembrance services this Sunday, will observe the parades, however may not be able to hear the ceremonial speeches so well. Unfortunately with age, it is not uncommon to lose ones hearing.

Age

10 million people in the UK have hearing loss. Many older people have hearing loss as a result of the ageing process. Find out how to recognize the signs. Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID.

www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Researchers have discovered, that more than 70% of over 70 year-olds and 40% of over 50 year-olds have some kind of hearing loss. Furthermore, there are approximately 250,000 people in the UK who suffer with both hearing loss and sight loss, (220,000 of those are aged 70 or over).

Be prepared and beat hearing loss by having a hearing test and possibly a hearing aid fitted to suit your hearing needs. Don't let hearing loss affect your ability to listen throughout ceremonies and important life events with family and friends, which you may miss out on hearing. 

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Remember this Sunday to wear a Poppy