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Mobile hearing van pulls into the Iverk Show

24 August, 2017
Specsavers Kilkenny will host the Specsavers Hearing Van on Saturday, 26th August at Ireland’s oldest agricultural event – The I
Specsavers Kilkenny will host the Specsavers Hearing Van on Saturday, 26th August at Ireland’s oldest agricultural event – The Iverk Show

Having recently launched the Sound Check Ireland 2017 campaign with famous hotelier and RTE’s At Your Service star, Francis Brennan, Specsavers Kilkenny will host the Specsavers Hearing Van on Saturday, 26th August at Ireland’s oldest agricultural event – The Iverk Show.

The hearing van will be in situ at the show, located in Pilltown, Co. Kilkenny from 9am until 5pm, kick-starting a week-long itinerary of hearing van activity in Kilkenny.

Chance to win

The professional team will be on hand at the Iverk Show to answer any hearing related queries, giving away free hearing aid batteries to current wearers, free glasses cleaning cloths and sprays as well as sight test vouchers. Locals are encouraged to stop-by for consultations, expert advice and there is a chance to win a €200 Specsavers hearing voucher on the day.

Regular hearing tests

Specsavers Kilkenny audiologist Lisa Hanrahan commented: ‘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.'

Hearing van

In addition to the Iverk Show, the team at Specsavers Kilkenny will be bringing the hearing van to the below locations from Sunday 27th August and are encouraging locals to pop by.

* Sunday, 27 August: Car Boot Sale, Callan Road (9am – 3pm)

* Monday, 28 August & Tuesday, 29 August: Market Cross Shopping Centre (9am – 6pm)

* Wednesday, 30 August – SuperValu, Ring Rd., Loughboy (9am – 6pm)

* Thursday, 31 August: Kilkenny Mart , Cillin Hill (9am -4pm)

All Kilkenny store information

*The nationally representative survey was conducted in November 2016 by Empathy Research through an online omnibus survey. A sample size of 1,000 was achieved with quotas set on gender, age, social class and region to achieve a sample aligned with national population.

For more information, please visit www.specsavers.ie/hearing.