Kilkenny Audiologists launch

05 November, 2015
Specsavers Kilkenny launch state of the art Hearcare service to the Market Cross Shopping Centre store.

Specsavers Kilkenny is delighted to announce the arrival of a state of the art Hearcare service to the Market Cross Shopping Centre store.

Fundraising activities

To celebrate, Specsavers Kilkenny will be hosting a week of activities for the community to enjoy, including fundraising in aid of St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. With only €30,000 of the €250,000 target left to raise for a new MRI scanner, the store will engage in various fundraising activities throughout the week, including a bake sale on Thursday, 5 November.


The store is delighted to now provide hearing as well as optical services to the people of Kilkenny. With over 25 years experience in audiology, Mr Dermot Dougan, Hearing Director at Specsavers Kilkenny, announced: 'In keeping with the tradition of excellent service together with value for money, which has been part of the ethos of the store, we have now expanded into the realm of Hearcare.' Together with leading Audiologist Lisa Hanrahan, a Kilkenny native who has over 9 years experience in Specsavers, Dermot’s professional team will run a clinic from Tuesday to Friday, 9am until 5pm.

Hearing loss

In a recent national survey(1) conducted by Specsavers on the attitudes of Irish people towards hearing loss, almost half of the respondents worryingly stated that they agreed that gradual hearing loss is part and parcel of getting old and not necessarily a condition that can be treated.

Remove the stigma

Commenting on these results, Mr. Dougan says: “It’s time to remove the stigma associated with hearing loss and to normalise it, much as we’ve already done with glasses, by offering people easy access to top quality, affordable hearing services that can be fitted on the same day as testing.”

Free assessment

The store will provide the people of Kilkenny and its surrounding areas with a comprehensive audiological service which includes an initial free assessment, free aftercare, full back up service together with a 90 day ‘no quibble’ return guarantee.

Digital hearing aids

Kilkenny hearing centre boasts hi-tech facilities and all Specsavers digital hearing aids are sold as part of a complete hearing package. From the starting price of €750 this includes:

• Two hearing aids at one low price

• Four years’ worth of batteries

• Four year guarantee (representing a two year extension to the manufacturer’s guarantee)

• Telecoil / auto-telephone

• Directional microphones

For more information, or to make an appointment, log onto or call 056 7763888.

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