Over £100,000 worth of high-tech hearing aids have been given away FREE by the Hidden Hearing group since the start of 2018, now operating in over 80 clinics across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The company’s generous “Give Back” programme is part of its campaignforbetterhearingni.org promotion — aimed at encouraging people age 50 and older to get a hearing assessment.
The audiology group’s marketing director, Dolores Madden, reveals that over half the Irish population between the ages of 60 and 80 are likely to have measurable hearing loss.
“By the age of 55, one-quarter of people report a significant deterioration in hearing and, by 65, this applies to one-third of us,” she explains.
Hidden Hearing clinics across the island of Ireland & Northern Ireland participate in the “Give Back” programme, an integral part of the Campaign for Better Hearing.
Audiologists can nominate deserving recipients who come in for a hearing test but are unable to afford a top-of-the-range device. The chosen patients then receive complimentary state-of-the-art Oticon OPN hearing aids worth at least £1,800 each
Among those who have benefited is Cookstown mum, Leona O’Neill. Now fitted with free, world-leading Oticon OPN hearing technology, she could not be happier.
“I can chat with my daughter, I’m not always asking her to repeat herself, I can hear in crowded situations. I just cannot believe the difference .”
Tyrone mum-of-three Joanne Gibson is only 38 but has suffered hearing problems since her teens.
“When I found out I had been chosen as part of Hidden Hearing’s Give Back Programme, I cried. It was something I knew I couldn’t afford so it’s been an amazing experience for me.”
Hidden Hearing’s Campaign for Better Hearing is supported by Daniel and Majella O’Donnell and aims to educate the public on taking care of their hearing, just as they would look after their teeth, eyesight, blood pressure or cholesterol.
“Hearing loss is a simple fact of life, as we age, and needs treatment like any other health condition,” says Dolores Madden.
Visit your local Hidden Hearing clinic for more details or call 0800 085 95 50.
You can also book a free hearing test by filling out a simple form by clicking here.
We are so proud of The Campaign for Better Hearing – Give Back programme and to see our treated patients so happy. To be able to hear better again is life changing. #lifeisworthhearing
See for yourself how the 17 people who were chosen last year had to say …..