Specsavers Kildare will host a mobile hearing van to raise awareness of the importance of taking a proactive approach to hearing health, on Tuesday, 06 November in Maynooth, Wednesday, 07 November in Celbridge and lastly Thursday, 08 November in Lexslip.

Bespoke Hearing Van

Specsavers bespoke 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 in the locality who is concerned about their hearing.

Location, Location, Location

The hearing van will be located at the following locations: Tuesday, 06 November - Tesco Maynooth Wednesday, 07 November - Tesco Celbridge Thursday, 08 November - SuperValu Lexslip.

Professional advice

Audiologist at Specsavers Kildare stores, Carol O’Neil comments on the importance of regular hearing tests stating that: ‘Specsavers recommends that those over the age of 55 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 loss

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.

*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.

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