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Next stop Killarney for Sound Check Ireland

04 May, 2016
Sound Check Ireland will be attending The 50 Plus Expo show in Killarney in May 2016
Sound Check Ireland will be attending The 50 Plus Expo show in the Malton Hotel, Killarney on May 8 & 9 2016

Specsavers Killarney is thrilled to announce that Sound Check Ireland will be attending The 50 Plus Expo show in the Malton Hotel, Killarney on 8th & 9th May 2016.

Sound Check Ireland

The Sound Check Ireland hearing booth provides free hearing screenings and expert advice from Specsavers’ qualified audiologists.

Last month, popular mother-and-son duo Nancy and Baz Ashmawy launched the Specsavers Sound Check Ireland Roadshow 2016, which travels to large scale events around the country providing three-minute hearing screenings, with no need to book an appointment. The screeners lets customers know whether they would benefit from a full hearing test in store, which takes about an hour.

Hearing loss

The Emmy winning stars of the hit TV series 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy were highlighting the importance of taking a proactive approach to hearing loss which affects approximately 650,000 Irish people. Despite its prevalence (one in six Irish adults), hearing loss is often overlooked by people when it comes to their healthcare routine, with a staggering 47% of respondents in a national survey* agreeing that it’s just part and parcel of getting old.

As a result, the average person waits up to 15 years to have their hearing tested, despite the detrimental effects it can have emotionally, physically and mentally.

Serious effects

Specsavers Killarney audiologist Rory Perry cautioned: ‘Untreated hearing loss can affect every aspect of life and lead to depression and social isolation which is why early diagnosis is key. 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.”

Rory continued “Regular hearing checks should be part of everyone’s healthcare routine and at Specsavers we recommend that people over the age of 55 get a hearing test every two years." 

Free and professional advice

Sound Check Ireland is designed to ensure that anyone who is concerned about their hearing has access to free and professional advice.

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