Hidden Hearing Celebrates 10 Years of Hearing Healthcare in Coleraine

Hidden Hearing, Northern Ireland’s premier hearing healthcare provider celebrated its 10th birthday in Coleraine this January.  Since it opened the branch at 51 New Row, Coleraine it has been offering customers the best professional hearing care, help and advice. 

To mark the occasion and to promote better hearing health, Hidden Hearing is offering free one-to-one hearing assessments.  The modern test facilities at are staffed with highly qualified audiologists and offer the latest digital technology to diagnose and treat hearing problems in a supportive environment.Image

Andrew McPherson, Audiologist, at the Coleraine Hidden Hearing branch said: ‘We’re delighted to be celebrating 10 successful years at the branch and have remained committed to improving hearing healthcare in Coleraine since we opened our doors.  To mark this milestone we’re providing free hearing consultations for anybody who is in need of assistance.  We take pride in offering world-class hearing healthcare services and life-long support for our patients and encourage anyone who is experiencing problems with their hearing to take action as soon as they notice a problem.  Over the years, technological advancements have seen hearing aids get significantly smaller so while people tend to notice hearing loss they don’t notice hearing aids.’ 

Hidden Hearing is the only hearing healthcare provider in Northern Ireland to offer customers free no obligation hearing screenings, free wax removal, a 90 day money back guarantee, a five year warranty and free batteries and service for life.

Visit the Hidden Hearing branch at 51 New Row, Coleraine, BT52 1EJ or call 028 – 7032 0301 to make an appointment for a free one-to-one hearing consultation with a qualified audiologist.

The Links Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

There are many associations between hearing loss and dementia. GP’s will need to test for hearing loss in a patient presenting for possible dementia as a loss of hearing needs to be eliminated before testing for other causes of confusion.

A study by Frank Lin, M.D., PhD* in 2011 of 639 individuals who underwent audiometric testing and were dementia free in 1990 to 1994 was conducted (approximately one quarter had some level of hearing loss). The subjects were closely measured year on year and 58 cases of incident all-cause dementia were diagnosed in 2008. The conclusions of the study were that hearing loss is independently associated with incident all-cause dementia which increased linearly with the severity of baseline hearing loss. The researchers found that volunteers with hearing loss at the start of the research were significantly more likely to develop dementia by the end of the study.

“A lot of people ignore hearing loss because it’s such a slow and insidious process as we age, even if people feel as if they are not affected, we’re showing that it may well be a more serious problem.” says Mr Lin, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Lin said in a later study that only 15 percent of those who need a hearing aid get one, which he feels, leaves much of the problem and its ramifications untreated.**

Regardless of age, it’s vitally important to get your hearing checked regularly. Hidden Hearing offer free hearing health checks to all with absolutely no obligation simple click on this link to apply for your free hearing test. www.hiddenhearing.org

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*http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_and_dementia_linked_in_study

** http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_accelerates_brain_function_decline_in_older_adults