Free hearing tests will be available in Offaly throughout Hearing Awareness Week 2013 which takes place from Monday, 11th March. The free tests will be provided by Hidden Hearing at The Medical Centre, Greenfields, Clonminch Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Hearing Awareness Week is a high profile national awareness campaign run by Hidden Hearing with the support of the Irish Deaf Society highlighting the issue of hearing loss. The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘breaking down barriers’ and a series of events and initiatives will take place for the duration of the week.
Now in its seventh year, the campaign is aiming to break down the barriers which stop people facing up to and addressing their hearing loss and also to break down the barriers which might lead to misperceptions about the Deaf and hard of hearing.
The campaign will kick-off on Monday, 11th March with free hearing tests in all Hidden Hearing branches (appointment required). Legendary singer Dickie Rock will launch the campaign with a concert in Dublin hosted by Age Action. A host of events and initiatives will take place throughout the country for the duration of Hearing Awareness Week including mobile hearing screening clinics nationwide, Deaf Awareness Training for school children by the Irish Deaf Society, and Tea Party events.
Discussing Hearing Awareness Week 2013, Dr. Nina Byrnes, Hidden Hearing’s Medical Advisor said, “We are delighted to be hosting the sixth annual Hearing Awareness Week, which has built up to become a major hearing health initiative across the country. The campaign this year is encouraging people to take a proactive approach to their hearing loss and to break down the barriers that prevent them taking the first step to addressing the issue. I would urge anyone who has concerns about their hearing to take action during Hearing Awareness Week and make an appointment for a free hearing test at their local branch or check out www.hearingawareness.ie.”
Visit your local Hidden Hearing at The Medical Centre, Greenfields, Clonminch Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly or call 1800 882 884 to make an appointment for a free one-to-one hearing consultation with a qualified audiologist.