“It was great to finally see an audiologist that cared”
Wexford native and Hidden Hearing audiologist, Enda Dooley has been crowned ‘Irish Audiologist of the Year in the eighth annual Audiology Awards.
The competition is run in partnership between the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA); Audio Infos, the international audiology publication and Rayovac, the leading hearing aid battery manufacturer.
Enda received the Award in recognition of his exceptional care, dedication to and treatment of his patient, Shona Maguire’s hearing. Enda will now go on to compete for the overall title of European Audiologist of the Year in a ceremony in Nurnberg in Germany.
Enda who beat off stiff competition from audiologists all over Ireland to win the coveted title, was nominated by his patient and local vet Shona Maguire in recognition of his exceptional care, dedication and consistent support in her hearing care. All nominations received were judged by a panel of independent industry professionals.
Commenting on her nomination, Shona said: “From the first visit my audiologist was friendly and accommodating, arranging to see me around my busy work schedule. It was great to finally see an audiologist who cared about the problems I was encountering.”
Stephen Leddy, Managing Director at Hidden Hearing, said: “Our hearing specialists throughout the country help patients like Shona through their hearing care every day. Our audiologists pride themselves in their dedication, care, patience and kindness and we are delighted that Enda’s hard work has been recognised.”
Judge Søren Hougaard, from EHIMA, said: “It is extremely heart-warming and encouraging to read all the entries. There are some absolutely terrific, admirable audiologists out there, which makes this competition so worthwhile.”
The Awards this year were open to patients from 12 participating countries and this year for the first year the Awards were extended to Austria.
For further information on Hidden Hearing or to book an appointment with Enda visit www.hiddenhearing.ie or contact 053 912 3676