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What happens at a hearing test

• Your qualified hearing specialist will begin by taking a short case history and will then examine your ear canals (Otoscopy)
• He will then assess your hearing level primarily by conducting an audiometric test (a computer aided hearing test).
• When the testing process is completed he will talk you through the results of your test.
• If hearing loss is present, your audiologist will explain the type of hearing loss you have and what can be done to help improve your hearing.
• If you are a suitable candidate for hearing aids he will explain the options available and the range of hearing instruments that are appropriate for your type and degree of hearing loss.
• You will be offered the option of a hearing aid demonstration. You also have an opportunity to ask the audiologist any questions you may have.
• If you decide to go ahead with treatment a further appointment will be arranged for your fitting. At this appointment your audiologist will apply your unique prescription to the hearing instruments and go through instructions on how to wear and take care of them.
• It is important to bring a family member with you to your appointment as a familiar voice can be a significant factor during the testing process.

Identifying and addressing hearing loss allows you to improve your quality of life at any age.

If you think you may benefit from a hearing test there is no better time to book one!
To celebrate the launch of the NEW Mcgreals Hearing Centre, we are pleased to offer FREE, no obligation Hearing Assessments.

Book your FREE hearing test today in store at Mcgreals Pharmacy in Blessington or phone 045 865 732.

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5 Signs You May Have Hearing Loss

Hearing loss often sneaks up on you gradually so the signs are easy to miss. It may seem that everyone has simultaneously decided to start mumbling. Or you no longer hear the punch line of jokes. Or you miss important details in meetings. Or you start to avoid socializing or other activities that you like for fear of not being able to participate fully.

Ask yourself these questions. If several of them are true, you should probably get your hearing tested.

1. Do you hear people talking, but can’t understand what they are saying? To me this is the biggest giveaway. You hear the sounds, but can’t make out the meaning. You often need to ask people to repeat themselves. It is frustrating and can cause you to think people are mumbling. This may be most difficult in noisy environments or if multiple people are involved in the conversation.

2. Does your family complain the TV is too loud? This is often one of the biggest complaints by families of people with hearing loss. In my home, we always watch with the captions on, so we can have the volume at a comfortable level for all.

3. Do you avoid talking on the phone or socializing with others? This is the greatest risk of untreated hearing loss — social withdrawal and isolation. It can not only lead to depression, but cognitive problems like a higher risk of dementia.

4. Does it bother you when people cover their mouths when they speak? You might be lip-reading and not even know it. I always ask people to keep their mouths clear when speaking with me.

5. Does communication exhaust you? Listening tasks require far more effort for people with hearing loss. This extra concentration can leave you exhausted at the end of the day, particularly if it was a day filled with socializing or group meetings.

If you or someone you love has hearing loss, encourage them to get tested and seek out the help they need. The faster they accept and treat their hearing loss, the sooner they will be back in business, enjoying and thriving at life.

We are pleased to offer FREE no obligation Hearing Assessments at McGreals Hearing Centre with experienced and qualified Audiologist Dermot Kavanagh MSc Aud. MISHAA. Book your FREE hearing test today in store at your local McGreals Pharmacy, online here or phone 045 865 732.

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Mcgreals Pharmacy brings award winning Hearing Care to Blessington, Co Wicklow

We are delighted to announce the official opening of McGreals Hearing Centre on Tuesday 16th February, the centre will be located in McGreals Pharmacy on Main Street, Blessington.

At Mcgreals Hearing Centre, we look forward to offering our customers award winning hearing aids and hearing care to the highest professional standards.

Our experienced and qualified Audiologist will present the most suitable hearing aid options and assist you in making the best choice based on your hearing assessment, communication needs and budget.

You may be eligible for a Government grant of up to €1000 off your Hearing Aids. As a registered panel member of the Department’s Treatment Benefit Scheme, we can complete all the necessary application forms and process this grant on your behalf

If you think you may benefit from a hearing test there is no better time to book one!
To celebrate the launch of the NEW Mcgreals Hearing Centre, we are pleased to offer FREE, no obligation Hearing Assessments.

Read More