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Free hearing screenings at the Limerick Show

23 August, 2016
Free hearing screenings at the Limerick Show

As part of the Sound Check Ireland Roadshow, the Specsavers hearing booth will visit the Limerick Show at Limerick Racecourse.

Free hearing screenings

Those who have concerns about their hearing health can avail of free hearing screenings and expert advice from Specsavers' qualified audiologists. The hearing booth will be located at Limerick’s largest family festival on Saturday, 27 August and Sunday, 28 August.

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Speaking on the importance of taking a proactive approach to hearing loss, Specsavers chairperson Sinead Clohessy said, ‘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. Sound Check Ireland is designed to make it even easier for people to take the first step in tackling hearing loss and to ensure that anyone concerned about their hearing has access to free and professional advice.’

Depression and social isolation

Untreated hearing loss can affect every aspect of life and can lead to depression and social isolation which is why early diagnosis is essential. 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 Sound Check hearing booth provides free three-minute hearing screenings, with no need to book an appointment in advance. The screener lets customers know if they would benefit from a full test, which takes approximately one hour in store.

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