"Seeing and hearing about the life-changing difference is why I love audiology!
Hidden Hearing’s People Who Care series is designed to introduce you to just a few of our many hearing healthcare providers who serve you with professional, personalised care at our nationwide locations.
Enda Dooley has been an audiologist with Hidden Hearing since November 2010 and works in our Merrion Road Clinic in Dublin.
"My name is Enda, and I understand hearing loss better than most. I have a family history of hearing loss, and I wanted a challenging and caring role to help improve the quality of life for those with hearing difficulties. I am passionate about hearing health and personally invested in preventing the negative impact of hearing loss. My goal is to improve the quality of life for sufferers, their families, and friends.
Hidden Hearing has earned a reputation for excellence, helping patients hear since opening its doors 35 years ago. My work affords me the privilege of meeting, diagnosing and treating patients of all ages with diverse audiological conditions. Not only that, I form lifelong relationships with patients who avail of Hidden Hearings free aftercare services, which is incredibly rewarding."
Enda holds a Higher Education Diploma in Hearing Aid Audiology (Dip HAA) from Queen Margaret University (QMU), UK.
Seeing and hearing about the life-changing difference our consultations and fitting of hearing aids makes to patients, families, and friends inspires him to be the best audiologist that he can be.
"As a natural carer, I derive enormous satisfaction watching a patient who is nervous, frustrated or in denial transform into a confident person and to hear they are reconnecting with life and loved ones. It's inspiring to see patients becoming themselves again.
I treated a young patient from Wexford who had hearing loss from early childhood. She wore hearing aids prescribed by a competitor clinic and was unhappy with the quality of sound. When I recommended Oticon hearing aid technology, her hearing and life transformed. This lady nominated me for Audiologist of the Year in 2015, and I am proud to say that I won the title, despite stiff competition. Although I now work in Dublin, she continues to attend my clinic, and there is no doubt in my mind that wearing hearing aids all day every day has improved her quality of life."
Enda strongly suggests you don't delay treatment for hearing loss.
"Timely intervention enables effective treatment to improve long-term hearing ability by preventing or slowing further decline—moreover, the cost of hearing aids increases as hearing declines. Get a baseline hearing test immediately. The care and rehabilitation you need are not always available from every supplier. Come and see us at Hidden Hearing for life-changing hearing healthcare."
If you or someone you love is concerned about your hearing, book in for a complimentary consultation with Enda in our Merrion Road clinic today or find a clinic near you.