Specsavers, long established as experts in eyecare, opened its audiology centres in Naas and Newbridge in 2015. Since then, audiology store partner Carol O’Neill has focused on providing the very best on-site hearing support to local and surrounding communities.
The Specsavers Naas and Newbridge audiology teams are led by audiologist Louise McConnell. Together with audiology practitioner Patrick Moore, the experts are on-hand daily to take care of all hearing needs. The audiology team proudly and passionately serve the local community and are always looking to grow and improve their business, ensuring they provide the best possible service, support, and advice to their local and loyal customers.
Specsavers Naas and Newbridge stores boast dedicated hearing rooms, complete with a soundproof room to ensure the most accurate results when conducting hearing tests. The expertise of its staff, coupled with the technology available to them, makes Specsavers the perfect choice for hearing services.
Throughout the pandemic, Specsavers audiology customers really relied on the Specsavers Newbridge and Naas audiology teams to help them with all their hearing needs, ensuring they stayed connected during those difficult times.
PRSI Benefits — free hearing aids at Specsavers
Now, Specsavers are supporting their community further by providing those who have not been eligible for hearing aids previously the opportunity to get access to hearing aids under the new PRSI scheme by the Department of Social Protection. Specsavers audiologists are encouraging people to make an appointment for a free hearing test and claim free hearing aids under these exciting new PRSI changes.
Those eligible for the benefit can avail of a pair of hearing aids up to the value of €1,000 or put their PRSI contribution towards the cost of a more expensive pair of hearing aids at Specsavers. Even with a Medical Card, many will also have PRSI entitlements which would make them eligible for a free pair of hearing aids. With hearing aids available from just €600 at Specsavers, this is the very first-time people can claim free hearing aids under the scheme.
Specsavers Newbridge and Naas audiologist, Louise McConnell says: ‘With one in six Irish adults affected by hearing loss, we are on a mission to support the people of Newbridge and Naas with their hearing and provide information and solutions to them. By talking about hearing today, we hope to turn up the volume on hearing health and inspire people to be more proactive.’
Along with hearing testing, the Specsavers audiology team in Newbridge also provide an ear wax removal service which can be beneficial to those who suffer with a sensation of fullness in the ear, itchiness in the ear, difficulty hearing, a ringing sound or earache.
Specsavers’ expert audiology team will be able to determine whether you have an earwax blockage by looking in your ears with an instrument called an otoscope, which magnifies and lights up the inner ear. The wax removal can be done by microsuction or ear syringing. Microsuction earwax removal uses a vacuum to gently remove any excess wax from your ears while ear syringing is a technique of removing earwax that involves pushing water through the ear canal to flush out the wax. If left untreated, a build-up of ear wax can lead to infection so it’s important that you get your impacted earwax removed promptly and safely.
Specsavers stores in Naas and Newbridge offer an unparalleled hearing service while providing a range of hearing aid products and solutions, to ensure customers receive the best possible care and advice for their individual hearing needs.
For more information about the audiology services provided by Specsavers, speak to the expert team at Newbridge on 045 437090 or visit www.specsavers.ie/stores/Newbridge to make an appointment online.
For Specsavers Naas call 045 856566 or visit www.specsavers.ie/stores/Naas.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.