Daniel and Julia help Hidden Hearing celebrate its 1st birthday in Letterkenny

Published Date: 21 October 2010
By Staff reporter: Donegal Democrat

 

Julia O’Donnell, mother of international singing star Daniel O’Donnell, can hear her son’s songs more easily now, and she credited services she received at Hidden Hearing’s Letterkenny branch with the improvement.

Daniel and Julia were in Letterkenny this week to attend Hidden Hearing’s first birthday celebrations in the town.

 

“Enjoying conversation with your family and friends, or a good sing song, is what keeps me going,” Julia said. She said she looks forward to the daily telephone call from her famous son when he is away touring, “but with my deteriorating hearing I was finding it very difficult to hear him properly.”

 

Julia had experienced difficulty hearing for a number of years, when her daughter Margo convinced her to seek help. Julia attended a free hearing test consultation at Hidden Hearing’s Letterkenny branch and was diagnosed with hearing loss in both ears. She was fitted with two miniature digital hearing aids that restored her ability to hear.

 

“I am delighted with my new hearing aids and that I have my hearing back again,” Julia said. She said Hidden Hearing looked after her very well. “Now I can look forward to enjoying Daniel’s music and chatting with my family, friends and all of Daniel’s fans for the rest of my days,” she said.

 

Daniel said Julia’s family was delighted as well.

 

“She suffered from quite a severe hearing impairment, so conversation became increasingly difficult Julia O’Donnell, mother of international singing star Daniel O’Donnell, can hear her son’s songs more easily now, and she credited services she received at Hidden Hearing’s Letterkenny branch with the improvement.

Daniel and Julia were in Letterkenny this week to attend Hidden Hearing’s first birthday celebrations in the town.

 

“Enjoying conversation with your family and friends, or a good sing song, is what keeps me going,” Julia said. She said she looks fo

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rward to the daily telephone call from her famous son when he is away touring, “but with my deteriorating hearing I was finding it very difficult to hear him properly.”

 

Julia had experienced difficulty hearing for a number of years, when her daughter Margo convinced her to seek help. Julia attended a free hearing test consultation at Hidden Hearing’s Letterkenny branch and was diagnosed with hearing loss in both ears. She was fitted with two miniature digital hearing aids that restored her ability to hear.

 

“I am delighted with my new hearing aids and that I have my hearing back again,” Julia said. She said Hidden Hearing looked after her very well. “Now I can look forward to enjoying Daniel’s music and chatting with my family, friends and all of Daniel’s fans for the rest of my days,” she said.

 

Daniel said Julia’s family was delighted as well.

 

“She suffered from quite a severe hearing impairment, so conversation became increasingly difficult for her. It also put quite a strain on the rest of the family,” he said. “We are so thankful that we have found a solution for mammy. She’s a new woman, thanks to her new hearing aids.”

 

Dr. Nina Byrnes, medical liaison officer and GP with Hidden Hearing, said family members are often crucial in encouraging a person with hearing impairment to seek help.

 

“Typical age-related hearing loss can be easily treated, and a simple solution such as a digital hearing aid can make the world of difference to people’s lives,” she said.

 

Benny Cox, hearing aid audiologist with Hidden Hearing, Letterkenny, said the group was delighted to help Julia experience vastly improved hearing.

 

“Every year Hidden Hearing helps tens of thousands of people improve their hearing, which is so vital to ensure their continued quality of life,” he said. He thanked Daniel and Julia for helping them celebrate their first birthday in Letterkenny.

 

“If you are lucky enough to get to my age, you’ll realise just how important your hearing is to you,” Julia said.

for her. It also put quite a strain on the rest of the family,” he said. “We are so thankful that we have found a solution for mammy. She’s a new woman, thanks to her new hearing aids.”

 

Dr. Nina Byrnes, medical liaison officer and GP with Hidden Hearing, said family members are often crucial in encouraging a person with hearing impairment to seek help.

 

“Typical age-related hearing loss can be easily treated, and a simple solution such as a digital hearing aid can make the world of difference to people’s lives,” she said.

 

Benny Cox, hearing aid audiologist with Hidden Hearing, Letterkenny, said the group was delighted to help Julia experience vastly improved hearing.

 

“Every year Hidden Hearing helps tens of thousands of people improve their hearing, which is so vital to ensure their continued quality of life,” he said. He thanked Daniel and Julia for helping them celebrate their first birthday in Letterkenny.

 

“If you are lucky enough to get to my age, you’ll realise just how important your hearing is to you,” Julia said.

 

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