Understanding hearing loss

According to the Irish Hard of Hearing Association 6% of the population have moderate hearing loss. But if you’re worried about your hearing, where do you start? The information here will help you to decide whether you or someone you know might benefit from a free hearing test.

Benefits of good hearing

Benefits of good hearing

An introduction to age related hearing loss, how it can affect your life, and how you can begin to deal with it.

Common symptoms of hearing loss

Common symptoms of hearing loss

Take our quick survey to find out whether you might benefit from a free hearing test. As hearing changes gradually, you may not even realise it’s getting worse. See if you recognise any of the tell-tale signs.

How the ear works

How the ear works

The world has never been noisier than it is today and this can affect the quality of your hearing. But ears are extraordinary. They pick up all sounds in the form of pressure waves, translate these into electrical signals and send them to the brain.

How hearing aids work

How hearing aids work

Modern digital hearing aids are small, clever devices that can be specifically programmed to your needs by one of our qualified hearing professionals. Find out how they work.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

You may be suffering from tinnitus if you start to hear noises that other people can’t hear and that don’t appear to come from an outside source. It can be distressing and worrying, but you’re not alone - it’s estimated around 10% of UK adults have tinnitus.

Help & FAQs

Help & FAQs

Welcome to our Help & FAQs service. If you have any eye health questions you will find answers in our searchable database of commonly asked questions.

Top frequently asked questions

Top frequently asked questions

Some of our most commonly asked questions about hearing loss, hearing tests, hearing aids and Specsavers Hearing Centres.

Download an information pack

Download an information pack

Our information pack contains information on how the ear works, the gradual change of hearing loss, your hearing test, our advance range of digital hearing aids, your next step to better hearing and frequently asked questions. Download the pack now and read it in your own time, or pass it onto someone you know who could benefit from the information.
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