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"I don't have the TV on so loud anymore"

David Ross as ElginDavid Ross - who you may recognise as Elgin Sparrowhawk from the BBC One comedy show 'The Green Green Grass' - a spin off from the hugely successful 'Only Fools and Horses'.

David has been acting for more than 35 years - with theatre, cinema and TV credits including 32 Brinkburn Street for the BBC, ITV's Midsomer Murders and Doc Martin and most recently an episode of the daytime show Doctors.  David has performed in London's West End including the original production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well as performances at the National Theatre. He was on the road earlier this year for a 13 week UK tour of an Oscar Wilde play called 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime.'

David RossDavid, now a customer of our Blackburn branch, received a leaflet about a hearing test with Amplifon through the post and was encouraged by his wife to go along about six months ago. "We had noticed that I had difficulty hearing conversations in certain situations including hearing friends talking in the front of the car if I was travelling in the back."

David's hearing test revealed that his hearing was about 40% less effective than it should be. His work on TV dramas brings him into close proximity to his fellow actors and he has found that his hearing is fine in those situations, and similarly on stage the requirement to enunciate and project the voice means that he can usually hear well.  It is in more social situations with background noise or when someone speaks very softly that difficulties arise.  "Using my hearing aids now to watch television also means that it isn't too loud for my wife to enjoy too and I always use them to listen to the radio." 

David Ross    September 2011