HIDDEN Hearing is offering free hearing screenings to Offaly senior citizens throughout Positive Ageing Week (September 23 to October 1). The free screenings will be available at The Medical Centre, Greenfields, Clonminch Road, Tullamore,
It is estimated that hearing loss affects almost a third of Irish people over the age of 60. Hidden Hearing Marketing Manager, Dolores Madden said, “The key issue is that those who initially notice a problem with their hearing do not take action. In our experience, this is particularly the case when it comes to senior citizens. We hope by offering free screenings it will make it easier for them to take the first step in tackling their hearing loss.”
Hearing loss is an uncomfortable topic for many with over half of sufferers going to great lengths to hide their condition by pretending to hear what people said to them during conversation.
“Our senior citizens need to be encouraged to value and take care of their hearing. It’s important that if you notice issues with your hearing that you address the problem and take positive action,” added Ms Madden.