Enjoying the Hear and Now!

March 23rd, 2023 9:30 AM

By Southern Star Team

Faye Hueston - Hidden Hearing.

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MARCH is World Hearing Awareness Month with around 15% of the Irish population suffering some degree of hearing loss.

Faye Hueston, who works for Hidden Hearing in their Bantry and Macroom clinics, is encouraging people to book a free hearing test at their local Cork branch.

‘Especially those over 55 should have a free check-up, and anyone who has noticed a deterioration or less clear sounds’, the hearing aid specialist says.

‘Hearing loss is a fact of aging, like worsening eyesight. It is difficult to be part of a conversation, especially in a group, if your hearing is bad. Social interaction, enjoying the TV or radio, or just staying in touch is important for good mental health, so a simple, free check-up can be life-changing’, Faye Hueston says.

Never a one size fits all approach.

‘We understand that starting your hearing health journey can be a big decision and can be an anxious time. That is why we always treat every patient as an individual, we listen to them and get to know them, to fully understand their unique hearing needs.

'When it comes to hearing aids, we only recommend the right one to suit the individual patient’s hearing loss, there is no one size fits all’ Faye continues.

‘We offer completely free hearing aids under the PRSI grant scheme, and if the patient decides these are not the right long-term option for them, we can use that €1,000 towards a different, more suitable hearing solution.'

90-day money back guarantee

Faye adds, ‘to give further comfort to our patients, we offer a 90-day money back guarantee, which allows the patient to wear their hearing aids and experience the improvement in hearing in their everyday lives, before fully committing’.

One-third of people aged over 64 will have a significant hearing loss, with men likely to lose their hearing earlier than women. Once over age 75, 50% have age-related hearing loss.

Hidden Hearing is a specialist hearing healthcare provider that has tested more than 60,000 people. Its professional audiologists have the latest digital technology to promptly diagnose and treat hearing loss. They also provide earwax removal, which is a quick, common treatment for a deterioration in hearing.

Free sample hearing aids are available, as well as free aftercare including a lifetime of free batteries and complementary six-monthly check-ups.

Book a FREE test today

Hidden Hearing offers free hearing tests and encourages anyone over the age of 55 or anyone worried about their hearing to make an appointment by calling 021 427 2565 or on, patients should quote reference code BSRU-1 when booking an appointment.

Hidden Hearing has a strong presence in Cork, with 8 clinics county-wide in Bantry, Macroom, Clonakilty, Bandon, Mallow, Midleton, Blackrock and Cork city.

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