Free health screening event in Athlone

On Thursday April 7, Hidden Hearing are hosting a free health screening event in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, in association with Active Retirement Ireland. The event is free and is on from 9am-5pm.

Attendees can avail of free blood pressure checks by the Irish Heart Foundation, free diabetes checks by Diabetes Ireland, and free ear wax removal and onsite hearing screenings by Hidden Hearing. Everyone who registers and attends this free event in Athlone will be entered into a competition to win a luxury weekend away for two.

2016 marks the ninth annual Hearing Awareness Week, which is run by Hidden Hearing who are proudly supporting Active Retirement Ireland to highlight the issue of hearing loss and health screenings.

Dolores Madden, audiologist and marketing director for Hidden Hearing Ireland said: “Events like these are important as it can completely change your quality of life. From getting your blood pressure checked to a free hearing test, our aim is to help people better their health.”

Hidden Hearing conducted a survey, carried out for Hearing Awareness Week, which runs from April 4. The survey found that, listing their top health priorities, blood pressure was first with 35 per cent, sight ranked second with 19 per cent, and third was hearing with 16 per cent. The results also highlighted a worrying trend that 33 per cent suffer from ringing in their ears which could be tinnitus; 7 per cent ignore it, and nearly 10 per cent are not sure. Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself but a symptom of an underlying condition such as age-related hearing loss.

This health event is a unique opportunity to find out if you are suffering from hearing loss or any other ailments and do something positive about it. The event includes free hearing tests and screening by top audiologists; free ear wax removal; free blood pressure check; free foot examinations; free diabetes check; Life Kitchen; Jeunesse; Athlone Bridge Club; Singer; and Westmeath Care & Repair.

Register today and be in with a chance of winning a luxury weekend away for two - via Freephone 1800 370 000 or online at Limited goodie bags are also available on a first come, first served basis.


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