Eamonn Brady is a pharmacist and the owner of Whelehans Pharmacy, Pearse St, Mullingar. Tel 0449334591. If you have any health questions e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m in my thirties and I feel that my hearing is not as good as it was. For example, I find it hard to follow conversations when in a noisy atmosphere (eg) a bar. I see you offer hearing tests in your pharmacy. Can you tell me what is involved?
A hearing test is a quick and painless way of determining if you have a hearing loss. Whelehans now offer free hearing tests and we are often asked, what does a hearing test involve. Correct hearing tests provides us with a full knowledge and understanding of your hearing loss. Our hearing test is performed by a hearing specialist called an audiologist. As client safety is a priority for our audiologist, he first needs to establish if it’s safe to proceed with the hearing test or to refer the client to a doctor for further examination. A brief case history followed by an examination of the ear canal through a video otoscope determines if it is safe to proceed with the test. These steps check for possible undiagnosed medical conditions, obstructions, ear wax or other conditions that may require onward referral to a doctor.
For comprehensive and free health advice and information call in to Whelehans, log on to www.whelehans.ie or dial 04493 34591.