RTE MOONEY GOES WILD – Brenda Donohue finds out what it is like to have a hearing deficit

Did you ever wonder what it must be like to have a hearing problem? To have difficulty hearing the radio, or a doorbell ring or feeling isolated in a crowd because you can’t hear what’s being said.
Over 680,000 people (approx 17% of population) in Ireland suffer some degree of hearing loss and more than half of all hearing impaired people are of working age.These are some of the findings from research done by Hidden Hearing, one of Ireland’s largest hearing healthcare providers.
Brenda accompanied by Dr Nina Byrnes, conducted a little experiment.Brenda experienced a 35 decibel drop in her hearing and went about town with Nina.

Mooney Show Click this link to hear how Brenda got on with Dr Nina and loss of hearing.

 

Click “Mooney Show” above  to hear the Mooney Show from RTE January 31st.

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