FREE HEARING TESTS AVAILABLE FOR HEARING AWARENESS WEEK
The public can avail of free hearing tests as part of Hearing Awareness Week taking place from Monday 21st March. Hearing Awareness Week is a national awareness campaign run by Hidden Hearing highlighting the issue of hearing loss. This year the campaign will focus on family and friends as an important influence to encourage people to take action about their hearing loss.
Hearing Awareness Week will feature a national advertising campaign encouraging people to take action about their hearing loss and encouraging family members to talk to their loved one about hearing loss. It will also feature a mobile hearing test clinic which is visiting some of Ireland’s cities and towns to provide free hearing tests and Hidden Hearing is also offering free hearing tests in its 60 clinics nationwide. Hearing Awareness Week will also see the launch of new research into the effects of hearing loss on individuals and their families.
Discussing Hearing Awareness Week, Dr Nina Byrnes, Medical Consultant, Hidden Hearing said: “We’re delighted to be launching Hearing Awareness Week which should encourage people to take positive action around their hearing loss. Those with hearing loss tend to delay getting treatment which can affect their social and family life and generally family and friends have a key role to play in encouraging them to eventually seek help. I’d call on anybody who notices that their loved one may be suffering hearing loss to encourage them to get a free hearing test as part of Hearing Awareness Week.”