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Talking to Your Loved One About Hearing Loss

No one is excited to begin to notice hearing loss. The experience can be disorienting, and even frightening. It is all too common for those who are new to hearing loss to go through a period of grieving. Those who are close to a person with hearing loss might not…
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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

“I think you might have hearing loss.” None of us wants to hear those words, yet for many people, that’s the first tangible sign that they’re beginning to have hearing issues. We can’t hear what we can’t hear, and it’s often somebody else who first notices our hearing loss. While…

New Clinics Open

Did you know that in Oct 2019 we purchased O Neill Hearing Care from it’s owner Michael. This has increased the number of our Clinics to 6 ensuring that you are never far away from a Galway or O Neill Hearing Care clinic. If you are a Client of O…

6 Benefits of Wearing Hearing Aids

1. Improved WellbeingLiving with a hearing loss can be physically and mentally exhausting as you are having to constantly strain to hear and interpret what’s going on around you. With a treated hearing loss, your confidence will grow and you will feel less isolated in social situations. 2. Missing OutWhether…

Hearing loss and dementia

There is a strong link between hearing loss and dementia. According to one study, people with mild hearing loss are two times as likely to develop dementia, and this increases to three times for those with moderate hearing loss (Lin et al 2011). The reasons for this relationship are not…

Helping our loved ones to hear

When we think of helping a loved one with hearing loss we tend to think of , a) repeating ourselves, b) writing notes c) turning the volume up on the tv so that it is so loud you leave the room. So the question is; are we really helping our…

What is a Telecoil?

A telecoil or induction loop is considered an “Assistive Listening Device” (or ALD) and works by transmitting an audio signal directly into hearing aids via a magnetic field. The system consists of a microphone in the public venue, church banks or post office etc. which picks up the signal, an amplifier to…

Getting The Most Out Of Your Audiologist Consultation

Taking the first step to visiting a hearing aid audiologist can be a daunting task for many. As it may be your first time stepping foot inside their Hearing practice, naturally, you will be concerned about what will happen, what questions you need to ask, if you need to bring anything or…

How Age Affects Hearing Loss

Will my hearing get worse? This is the question we in Doctor’s Hearing get asked most often. The short answer is, ‘yes, but gradually over time’. The long answer, and without being able to tell the future, is more complex. As a result, knowing a little more about hearing loss…