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When it comes to staying healthy, having a hearing test is just as important as any other health check-up. If you suspect that you have hearing loss, you are welcome to book a free hearing test with one of our hearing care experts.

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6 signs you should consider a hearing test

The signs of hearing loss may be slow to develop and difficult to identify, or they can also be sudden and obvious. If you are aware of the general signs of hearing loss, you will be better able to evaluate if you should take a free hearing test with us.
1. Following conversation is difficult
You have difficulty following group conversations (or when background noise is present).
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2. Phone conversations are unclear
You have trouble following phone conversations and often have to ask people to repeat what they say.
3. People seem to be mumbling
You often ask people to repeat themselves. Sounds seem unclear, or people sound like they are mumbling.
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4. Difficulty locating sounds
You have difficulty locating where sounds are coming from.
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5. Signs of tinnitus
You experience ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears (called tinnitus).
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6. TV is difficult to hear
Your friends and family say you turn the television up too loud.

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Have you had a hearing test within the last 12 months?

3 ways to book a hearing test

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Request a call back
Fill out an online form to request a call back within 24 hours. Our customer service representative will then assist you in booking your hearing test.
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Book an appointment online
Using our online booking tool, book a free hearing test online at your preferred time.
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Use our hearing clinic locator to find the closest hearing clinic.
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3 reasons to test your hearing at Hidden Hearing


Modern hearing care experts
Our certified audiologists conduct hearing tests with Real Ear Measurements and same-day results.


Life changing hearing aid solutions
We offer a broad selection of the latest digital hearing aids from multiple award-winning brands.


Personalised free aftercare services
As a Hidden Hearing customer, you are entitled to free hearing aid batteries, adjustments and cleanings.
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Before, during and after a hearing test

What to expect at a hearing test

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20 minutes
1. Discuss hearing concerns, medical history and lifestyle factors
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5 minutes
2. Physical ear examination
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20 minutes
3. Comprehensive hearing assessment
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15 minutes
4. Go over your results and recommended solutions

What to expect at your clinic visit

You might be wondering what takes place at a hearing assessment, such as how your hearing care expert will check for hearing loss and what you can expect to learn.

Our brief guide will provide you with a step-by-step overview so that you can be prepared for your appointment.

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As an essential service, we remain open for all your hearing healthcare needs in the safest hearing healthcare clinics in Ireland.


Watch and see how quick, safe & easy it is to have a free hearing test.


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On the day of your test, a friend or family member is recommended to come along with you.


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You will be greeted in the reception by one of our friendly clinic coordinators, who will ask you to sanitise your hands and sign in.


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You will also be asked the following questions:


  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days?
  • Are you waiting for a COVID-19 test or the results?
  • Do you have any of the following symptoms:


New, continuous cough, high temperature or fever, loss of, or change in sense of smell or taste?


  • Do you live with someone who has either tested positive for COVID-19 or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?



You will then meet your audiologist, who will bring you through to our consultation room to complete your free hearing assessment.

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To complete your free hearing assessment. Your audiologist will begin by asking you about your medical history in order to find out more about your hearing concerns and lifestyle factors.


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Your audiologist will also conduct a physical ear exam of your ears.


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Your audiologist will make a recommendation based on these results.


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If there is hearing loss detected, we will assist you in choosing the best hearing aid solution to suit your needs.


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Hearing test FAQ

Kevin McGoldrick, Audiologist

I have been working with Hidden Hearing for many years. We provide a professional, expert service, treating patients with dignity and respect. We earn our patients trust and enjoy lifelong relationships, providing free aftercare services for hearing aid users. I hold a BC-HIS Dip HAA, and as a practising audiologist, I keep up to date with the latest practices, research, and innovations.

Audiology is about making long-term connections with patients, building relationships and trust. That is what we do here at Hidden Hearing. It's encouraging to witness the dramatic change in a patient as lives recharge with new energy and enthusiasm.

There is a stigma associated with hearing loss. Some patients feel that hearing loss is a sign of old age. That's not the case. One in five people suffer from hearing loss, and it can affect people of all ages. I believe that education is the key to acceptance. People should be encouraged to undertake periodic hearing health checks at Hidden Hearing because positive hearing health is essential to social, psychological, and mental wellbeing.