Gay Byrne Podcast

In a clip from ‘Sunday with Gay Byrne’ on RTE, Gay talks about becoming hard of hearing. Once his own hearing started to become defective he sought help with Hidden Hearing. Gay Byrne also became ambassador for Hidden Hearing’s Hearing Awareness Week.


Gay Byrne and Dr Nina during Hearing Awareness Week

Listen to the full podcast here.

Gay Byrne and Dr Nina during Hearing Awareness Week

Gay Byrne and Dr Nina during Hearing Awareness Week

Consider Hearing Aid Grant Before Possible Budget Cuts

BudgetAs the 2014 Government Budget fast approaches, audiologists from Hidden Hearing are urging the hard of hearing to avail of the generous Government grants available for digital hearing aids while they still can.  Keith Ross, audiologist with Hidden Hearing, believes that the social welfare grant system may be affected in the October given the anticipated budget cuts to the Department of Social and Family Affairs.

The Treatment Benefit Scheme is currently available to all insured workers and retired people who have the required number of PRSI Contributions.  The grant subsidises 50% of the purchase price of a hearing aid up to a maximum of €1,000, and is available to both non-medical card and medical card holders when obtaining a hearing aid privately.

Audiologist Keith Ross advises, “The Government grant has afforded thousands of people across the country the opportunity to benefit from digital hearing aid technology that may otherwise have been out of their reach.  The Budget will be announced in mid-October and I would urge anyone who may be experiencing problems with their hearing not to delay and make an appointment in their local Hidden Hearing clinic to learn more about the grant while it is still available.”

To get more information about the government grant and how you can benefit apply for our information pack:  Click Here

In order to simplify the process, Hidden Hearing can complete all the necessary application forms and process the grant on behalf of its customers.  In addition to this grant, Hidden Hearing is currently offering a limited number of free sample aids so as to allow people the opportunity to experience the life changing benefits of digital hearing aid technology.  To claim a free working hearing aid sample Freephone 1800 370 000 or Click Here.

Hidden Hearing Shortlisted For Wexford Business Awards

Trish Boyce and Enda Dooley from Hidden Hearing. Pic: Jim Campbell Audiological Assistant Trish Boyce and Hearing Aid Consultant and Branch Manager Enda Dooley. Photo by Jim Campbell.


Hidden Hearing  delighted to have been nominated in this year’s Wexford Business Awards.

Hidden Hearing Wexford is part of the Hidden Hearing network which has operated in Ireland for the past twenty six years, and is committed to promoting better hearing health using state-of-the-art audiological equipment and the very latest and advanced hearing devices.

Run by Senior Hearing Aid Consultant and Branch Manager Enda Dooley and Audiological Assistant Trish Boyce, who are from Gorey and Rosslare Harbour respectively, they bring Hidden Hearing’s recognised international healthcare standards, technology, training and expertise plus the local Wexford touch to their friendly and efficient customer service which includes:

• Free Hearing Screenings

• 5 Year Warranty

• State-of-the-art Digital Hearing Aids

• Complimentary aftercare

• Free batteries for life

• 90 day no quibble money back guarantee

In 2012 Hidden Hearing was shortlisted for the Customer Care Award at the AIM Awards (run by the Marketing Institute of Ireland).Over the past three years Hidden Hearing Wexford have provided over 4,000 free hearing tests for Wexford residents, and the branch has grown it’s visitor numbers and appointments each year since opening.

Hidden Hearing at Redmond Square, Wexford are promoting better hearing healthcare by developing even closer links with all the GP’s across Wexford County. Enda says “with even a mild hearing loss people can feel very frustrated and even isolated in normal social gatherings, and now with the major advances in Hearing Aid technology available to us in Hidden Hearing, every day we are helping more and more people lead fuller, more active and happier lives conversing with their family and friends”.

Call 053 912 3676 now to make an appointment or  visit to book your free hearing test today. We also publish a number of reference booklets like the popular How do we hear?

You can apply for a copy below.

Please send me a FREE How do we hear? Booklet.


AIM Marketing Awards

Pictures from the AIM awards where Hidden Hearing were shortlisted for a rewards scheme where we offered to existing customers a substantial discount on upgrading to a new product which came out last year. Congratulation to SuperValu who won the overall award.

Hidden Hearing – ‘Investing in excellence’ with a new training centre in Citywest, Dublin

130218_N1_037-(2)At Hidden Hearing we are committed to providing you with the best hearing healthcare possible, which includes recruiting, training and providing continuing education for our team of audiologists and hearing aid dispensers, whose job it is to assess and advise the best options for your hearing health.

With this objective in mind, we have designed a state-of-the-art training centre at our headquarters in Citywest, which is the leading training centre for audiology in Ireland, featuring the latest equipment and technology.

We are recognised as a leader in education and advanced training and we have a policy of staff undertaking continuous training courses, involving the very latest in audiological data and research.  Our professional and experienced training team provides theoretical and practical knowledge not only on issues relating to the ear and hearing loss, but testing and fitting techniques, the latest technological improvements, methodologies for improving hearing aid performance as well as broader knowledge such as interpersonal communication and customer service.

A special emphasis is placed on continued professional development to ensure that Hidden Hearing audiologists and dispensers are kept abreast of new technologies and advancements in hearing healthcare. We fly in specialists from around the world to deliver lectures and discussion forums on all aspects of hearing health.

Through our new high-tech facilities, we can ensure that our team has the expertise, training and experience needed to provide not only the most technically accurate evaluations, care recommendations and hearing aid fittings, but the most satisfying patient-care experience too. So you can be sure that when you have a consultation with a member of the Hidden Hearing team, you’re speaking to a hearing healthcare expert with the highest standard of training.

Hearing aid competition winner looks forward to daughter’s wedding

Aileen with  Keith Ross Hearing Aid Dispenser

Aileen with Keith Ross Hearing Aid Dispenser

The best gift that Hidden Hearing can provide to our customers is that following their hearing aids, that they once again enjoy a full and rewarding life. Aileen Kennedy, from Dun Laoghaire in Dublin recently won a competition that Hidden Hearing ran to win a set of free hearing aids.

The competition was run to celebrate Hearing Awareness Week and called on people experiencing hearing loss around the country to submit a short entry themed “How hearing aids will enhance my life”.

A fan of rock ‘n’ roll music, Aileen suffered from tinnitus and hearing loss as a result of listening to loud music over the years.  We checked in with her recently to see how she is getting on with her new hearing aids and how it has affected her life.

Aileen told us:

The difference in my confidence in work situations and out socially is amazing!! I went back to Hidden Hearing at two weeks for a check-up and again for a one month check-up. Frank re-did the word recognition test and I was stunned with the results! I got 40% right at the original test (and this included using a friend who I would recognise!) and I got 90% last Wednesday. Now that’s some difference in just one month!  And the good news is that my hearing will keep improving over the next few months.

My daughter’s wedding is in three weeks and I am now looking forward to it without any hang-ups over hearing problems!!

Thank you all so much for this wonderful “gift”!!

We’d like to wish Aileen all the very best with her daughter’s wedding and with the improvements to her hearing.

It’s always inspiring for our team to hear the impact that treatment can have on a patient’s life. And it’s amazing that some people are still putting off addressing their hearing loss. Aileen Kennedy will tell you that life is so much better when you can hear what’s happening around you.