Dolores has been a leading figure in the hearing healthcare sector for the past 27 years, having first qualified as an accountant technician (MIATI) and then studying audiology and qualifying as an Audiologist (ISHAA, MSHAA) in 2002.
She has worked across all aspects of the business within Hidden Hearing, serving as Operations Manager for 4 years. For six years she was Branch Manager/Senior Audiologist for the Cork Branch, and Team Leader for six audiologists in the Southern Region.
A leading media commentator on hearing loss issues, Dolores Madden planned and implemented Hearing Awareness Week. Running since 2007, this annual event has significantly raised the issue of hearing loss on Ireland’s health agenda.
She also launched the Hidden Hearing Heroes awards scheme in 2011, a CSR initiative to recognise unsung heroes in communities across Ireland.
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Hearing loss is a very common problem, and it can be easily remedied with a simple hearing aid. However, many people do not seek help for hearing loss, fearing that deafness is a condition suffered only by the elderly, and worrying that wearing a hearing aid will make them a target for ridicule.
Many people suggest that their worries about wearing a hearing aid are related to vanity, feeling that they would look older with an aid. However, it’s vital to remember that hearing aid technology has moved forward at a fantastic rate and that today’s hearing aids are small, discreet and highly sensitive.
The Benefits of Hearing Aids
• Avoiding isolation. Being unable to hear the conversations that go on around you can leave you feeling isolated and lonely. Hearing aids are very sensitive and are programmable to suit different environments, so you need not choose between missing out and being subjected to loud background noise.
• Keeping you sane. Dementia and depression have both been linked to untreated hearing loss, so it’s obvious that being able to hear properly is of great benefit to the brain. Getting your hearing loss checked out promptly and finding the best hearing aid solution for you will allow you to maintain a healthy, balanced outlook and participate fully in the world around you.
• Discreetly enhancing your quality of life. Having to strain to hear conversations, or struggling to hear everyday sounds, can impact on your quality of life. Modern, digital hearing aids are carefully designed to adapt to different noise levels and give the best possible clarity, so you won’t be missing out on all the little things that make you smile.
• Almost invisible. Modern, digital hearing aids are tiny devices that are extremely sensitive and can be programmed for clarity in all situations. Some devices are so small that they are almost invisible, and usually go entirely unnoticed by anyone other than the wearer! Hearing aid users report improved quality of life in all areas, including work and personal relationships, self-confidence and physical health, so it’s certainly of benefit to explore the different styles available today!
Visit Your Audiologist For a Hearing Test
Regular hearing tests can help to prevent the problems associated with hearing loss, and can alert you to issues with your hearing so that you can get help as soon as possible. You are entitled to a free hearing screening at Hidden Hearing, and you can book your test online here.
Continued monitoring is important when you are wearing a hearing aid, to ensure that you are hearing as clearly as you can. An audiologist will work with you to make adjustments and improve your hearing further wherever possible, so keeping in touch with your specialist will be very helpful.
Do You Need Hearing Advice in Ireland?
When you need a hearing aid, we specialize in finding the right solutions for your lifestyle, enhancing your quality of life with crystal clear hearing. Contact Hidden Hearing online today, or pop into your local branch to get started.