Mary Black opens up about her hearing loss during Specsavers’ Healthy Hearing Month

Aimee Alperstein, Audioligist, Hearing Dept, Cruises Street, Limerick

IRISH singer Mary Black has teamed up with Specsavers this Healthy Hearing Month to encourage the nation to take action and look after their hearing.

In the third year of Specsavers’ Healthy Hearing Month campaign, Mary has joined the audiology experts to turn up the volume on hearing health as she opens up about her own personal hearing loss journey.

‘Working in the music industry, I’ve come to understand how important looking after my hearing is, not only for my career but for my overall quality of life,” says Mary.

“Over the last number of years, I have noticed my hearing deteriorate, most likely due to being close to loud monitors on stage but I really noticed it more after I had Ramsay Hunt Syndrome – which occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears. I recently got my hearing checked and the audiologist at my local Specsavers store let me know that I’d really benefit from hearing aids.

“Once these were fitted, I couldn’t believe the difference they made to my life. I love singing and performing and listening to music and being able to hear everything more clearly over the last few weeks has been fantastic”

Specsavers Limerick Crescent Centre offers a wide range of hearing aids, including its own Specsavers Advance range. Specsavers also offers PRSI Treatment Benefit for those who are eligible.

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To book an appointment at Specsavers Limerick, visit Specsavers Limerick Crescent Centre or call 051 810 252.