Learn from others with hearing loss

If you think you have hearing loss, you are not alone. In a recent survey conducted in Ireland, 66% of those surveyed admitted feeling exhausted trying to cope with conversation, on account of their hearing difficulty.Learning from their stories might help you on your journey to better hearing.

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Study shows: hearing aids may improve life quality

Hearing loss affects your life in different ways. As it often develops gradually over time, it is hard know when it's time to seek treatment for hearing loss.

People wait an average of 7 years before seeking help. Once they are treated and experience the positive impact hearing aids have on their life, they often regret waiting so long.

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Watch Úna's story

"The Hidden Hearing Oticon hearing aids have changed my life in every single way. The aids have help me live a better life in a hundred ways every day." -  Úna Walsh


"The customer care at Hidden Hearing was amazing. I got what I needed the next day. Excellent service" - Rosaleen Thornton

Watch Claire's story

"It was life-changing." - Claire Russborough

How to know when it's time to seek help

The signs of hearing loss can be vague and gradual, but they can sometimes be obvious and sudden.

If you recognise one or more of the signs below, then it might be time for you to seek treatment.

Difficulty following conversations
Difficulty following group conversations (especially when background noise is present)
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Phone conversations are unclear
You have trouble following phone conversations in both quiet and noisy places
People seem to be mumbling too often
Sounds seem unclear, or people sound like they are mumbling when talking
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Difficulty locating sounds
You have difficulty locating where sounds are coming from
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Signs of tinnitus
You experience ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears
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Turning up the TV too loud
Your friends and family say you turn the television up too loud


"Shake off any inhibitions, there's a better quality of life." - Tony Ward


"Don't leave it too long like I did." - Harry Lee, DJ


"It's not something that you notice immediately, it creeps up on you. I got really annoyed when people shouted at me. I can now hear the cat purr and the clock behind me, these are my little gems"


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What our patients are saying about us

"I felt time was given to me to understand how hearing aids work and are suited for individual needs and under no pressure to purchase.” 
Anne Murphy, Westmeath

“I have to compliment Kevin McGoldrick. He was very helpful and nothing was any trouble at all. All the staff at your Sligo branch were excellent – cannot praise them enough. Keep it up!”
Peter McTiernan, Roscommon

“Rose was so professional, friendly an understanding to my patient’s needs. She went over and beyond to help us in every way. She is a huge asset to the company.” 
Carmel O’ Rourke, Galway

“Very satisfied with services in Newbridge. Particularly with Mr Graham Holmes.” 
Michael Ryan, Kildare

Learn more about Gary Kehoe, Harry Lee, Pierce Colbert individual journeys toward better hearing in the links.


1. 2019 Global Hearing Loss Survey