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Mobile hearing van pulls into Balbriggan

26 June, 2017
 Specsavers Balbriggan announced that they would be hosting a mobile hearing van
Specsavers Balbriggan announced that they would be hosting a mobile hearing van

To celebrate the sixth year of the Specsavers’ Sound Check Ireland Roadshow, Specsavers Balbriggan announced that they would be hosting a mobile hearing van to raise awareness of the importance of hearing throughout the year.

Mobile hearing vans

These special mobile hearing vans are designed to make it even easier for people to take the first step in tackling hearing loss. Free on site hearing screenings and professional advice will be available to anyone who is concerned about their hearing.

The hearing van will be located at SuperValu, Balbriggan Golf Club and Tesco (Rush), on the following day:

Wednesday, 28 June * Super Valu

Balbriggan from 9:30am – 11:30am *

Balbriggan Golf Club from 12:00pm – 2:00pm *

Tesco (Rush) from 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Regular hearing tests

Audiologist at Balbriggan Jeff Walbran, comments on the importance of regular hearing tests stating that: “Specsavers recommends that those over the age of 55 should have their hearing tested every two years. Hearing loss can be gradual and many people might not notice that they are struggling with proper hearing and without treatment, hearing loss can lead to depression, frustration and anxiety.

Because of the slow progression of hearing loss, identifying the problem early and addressing hearing loss with an expert can mean preserving the ability to communicate with friends and family well into later life. The Specsavers Hearing Van is designed to ensure that anyone who is concerned about their hearing has access to free and professional advice.”

Psychological effects

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older people and while there is a resistance to get hearing tested and acknowledge hearing loss, attitudes towards wearing hearing aids seem to be shifting, with the vast majority of people surveyed (90%) saying that they would wear them if it was recommended.

Modern hearing aids are discreet, can improve both hearing loss and overall quality of life, and Specsavers offers good value for money.

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