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Yes. All patients, with or without a medical card, can avail of free hearing tests at Egans
Typically, people with hearing loss first notice they are asking people to repeat what they have said. They may feel people around them are mumbling and might find they are turning up the television a little louder!
Hearing aids do not restore your natural hearing but they do help restore normal hearing levels.
When there is a hearing loss present in both ears, it is recommended to manage both of these ears i.e. wear a hearing aid in each ear. This is because it will help determine the direction a sound is coming from (improved localisation ability) and understanding speech in background noise is improved when the brain receives sound from both of your ears.
Everyone’s experience is different. Hearing aids help you to hear sounds that you might not have heard for a while due to your gradual hearing loss. The brain needs time to get used to hearing these sounds again, and this can require patience and persistence. It is vital to attend your first check-up post your hearing aid fitting appointment (arranged by the audiologist) and the additional follow-up appointments in order to continue progressing in your hearing healthcare journey.
There are many styles and brands of hearing aids. Your audiologist will help you make this decision based on your degree of hearing loss, your type of hearing loss, the size of your ear, your hand dexterity, any special features that you may need (for example, waterproof option) and any difficulties with continuous ear problems (such as being prone to ear infections).
We recommend you have your hearing aids checked and serviced by one of our audiologists twice per year. This will ensure your hearing aids are in good condition and you continue enjoying the listening experience from your hearing aids.
Yes, you may be entitled to the PRSI grant which will enable you to get €1000 off your pair of hearing aids.
Excessive earwax buildup in your ear can result in hearing loss because it acts as a barrier, stopping sound from travelling to your inner ear. Walk in to us at Egans and one of our audiologists will look inside your ears to confirm if there is a buildup of earwax.
Signs of a wax build-up in your ears include: Itchy ears, reduced hearing, soreness or a feeling of blockage.
No. All check-up’s and follow-up appointments are free of charge.
Yes, if you have the correct number of stamps.
Tinnitus is typically a symptom of an underlying cause, for example, hearing aids have been shown to be successful at managing tinnitus which is the result of hearing loss. Hearing aids help the brain to shift focus away from the tinnitus and onto other sounds. Excessive wax in the ear(s) has also been shown to cause tinnitus. At Egans we offer wax removal services such as microsuction.