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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Check out our Noise Thermometer
It is well established that long-term exposure to loud noise can damage hearing, sometimes irreparably, but few people understand how to assess loud noise. And although sound meters are now available on most smartphones (See Hidden Hearing’s Tinnitus App), not everyone is in the habit of using them.
Many people unintentionally damage their hearing by listening to music through headphones for long periods. To give an idea how sound is measured and when sound becomes dangerous, we have developed an infographic that explains what is considered loud and after what duration it can cause hearing loss or Tinnitus.
It is important to get your hearing tested if you have any concerns. Hidden Hearing provides professional hearing evaluation and hearing aids for all patients. If you have any questions about hearing loss contact Hidden Hearing on Freephone 1800 370 000.