Don’t let hearing loss affect your quality of life


Despite hearing being one of the essential five senses, many people who suffer from hearing loss are reluctant to have a check-up or mention their hearing on a visit to the doctor.

The ability to communicate is one of the things that makes us human, and yet we go through life with impaired hearing and do little or nothing about it.

Studies show that almost one in six people in Ireland experience hearing difficulties, but many people delay seeking treatment for up to 15 years.

As part of a global hearing concern, Hidden Hearing has access to some of the latest technologies which have been designed in leading-edge laboratories to aid those whose hearing is impaired, for example it carries a range of Bluetooth-enabled hearing devices which allow the wearer to wirelessly plug directly into a TV or stereo, thereby enhancing the quality of people’s lives.

If you answer ‘Yes’ to the following questions it may indicate that you need to have your hearing checked:
Do you often feel that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly?
Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation in a crowded room or restaurant?
Do you frequently ask people to speak up or repeat themselves?
Do you have difficulty hearing the telephone or the doorbell?
Do you have to turn the television or radio up loud to hear better?

Alfie Smyth, FdSc HAA MIHS, Hearing Aid Audiologist with Hidden Hearing, Ballsbridge said: “Hearing loss is often ignored by many, and with one in six people in Ireland suffering from the condition, it is a serious issue here. Regular hearing checks should be part of everyone’s healthcare plan and we would encourage people to take action on hearing loss as soon as you notice a problem, because the longer you delay the worse the problem will become.

Hidden Hearing has invested significantly to ensure that our clinics have the very latest technology available worldwide and the Hidden Hearing Clinic in Ballsbridge is equipped to deal with hearing loss of any kind.”

For further information or to book a free hearing test at Hidden Hearing, 238 Merrion Road (beside Our Lady Queen of Peace Church), Ballsbridge – call 218 0886, or log onto