Hidden Hearing are delighted to partner with the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland!

As the leading hearing healthcare experts in Ireland, Hidden Hearing's patients' well-being is our number one priority. Exceptional hearing healthcare is what we do best and is what we aim to deliver at all times.
While hearing loss is just one of the modifiable risk factors associated with dementia, recent medical reports such as the Lancet Journal have shown that there is a prevalent link between hearing loss and early onset dementia.
Consistent hearing care - such as annual hearing checks and treating existing hearing loss with suitable hearing aids, can help to mitigate associated risks of cognitive decline.

Dementia - Know the Signs

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms:

  • Memory problems
  • Difficulties in thinking things through and planning
  • Language and communication difficulties
  • Poor orientation
  • Changes in mood or emotion
  • Deterioration in hearing levels

If so, then you may be exhibiting signs of early onset dementia. Always talk to your health-care provider if you're concerned about your symptoms. A diagnosis could help you to get the treatment that you need.

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Meet Kevin Quaid

"I don't have words to let you know what a difference the hearing aids have made in my life already. When I wake in the morning I simply can't wait to put them in. One of the biggest challenges for me as a person who has Lewy body dementia is that there is a constant buzzing in my head which at times would drive you mad. The very second I put the hearing aids in the buzzing stops and the quality of everything around me is so clear."
- Kevin Quaid

Kevin Quaid is an active advocate who works with dementia groups throughout Ireland and Europe. He was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s nine years ago and was later diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia.

Lewy Body Dementia is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer's disease. It occurs when protein deposits develop in nerve cells in the brain and effect thinking, memory and movement. Lewy Body Dementia is usually accompanied by some degree of hearing loss.

We recently fitted Kevin with our Oticon Real hearing aids and he has experienced a huge decrease in his dementia symptoms ever since. He maintains that anyone presenting with dementia symptoms should undergo mandatory hearing testing as the two issues often go hand-in-hand and dementia symptoms can improve when hearing loss is treated.

Listen to Kevin on RTÉ Radio 1  Oticon Real technology

The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland

The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland (The ASI) is the leading dementia-specific service provider in Ireland that works across the country to help provide dementia-specific services and supports. They help to advocate for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers within local communities.  It is estimated that there are around 64,000 people in Ireland that are living with dementia and this number is predicted to double by 2046. 

Read the latest Dementia Survey

DemTalks Podcast Series

Hidden Hearing proudly sponsor the ASI's DemTalks podcast. By combining both our expertise and resources, we want to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals who experience or care for those with dementia, which is why Hidden Hearing sponsored the podcast series DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices.

DemTalks Series One is produced by the Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN) and is dedicated to amplifying the voices of family carers and supporters of people living with dementia. 

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If you are worried about developing dementia in the future and want to help prevent cognitive decline, you can take preventative measures by booking a free hearing test.