Irish Hearing Aid Company providing free batteries for all people with hearing aids.

By Keith Faherty

Hidden Hearing has announced access to free batteries, even if they’re not customers with the Irish Company.

Galway County Cllr Daithí Ó Cualain said: “When you look at the additional overall cost involved to buy batteries for hearing aids this saves money for people.

“The battery needs replacing in a standard hearing aid on average every 3-4 days.

“Batteries having to renew, a couple of times each week, this is a great initiative that helps people with the additional cost of batteries during this difficult time”.

The company have stated that clinics located in nearby cities and towns will remain open for emergency appointments.

Hidden Hearing are available by telephone for all other enquiries people may have.

Mr Ó Cualáin said he has no issue with clinics staying open at present for emergency appointments and enquiries provided social distancing and the other advice recommend by HSE are followed. This includes proper handwashing and sanitation. Such is the case with G.P clinics and other health services.

If the situation worsens and tighter restrictions are put in place, the company will have to adhere to government advice .

Families have been advised to check on relatives that use hearing aids and, to make sure that their hearing aids are in good condition and are fully working.

Mr Ó Cualáin said: “If there’s are radio announcements and television announcements, people having difficulty with their hearing aids.”

People needing batteries for their hearing aids are advised to contact Hidden Hearing on 1800370000 or text Hear to 50015. They can also email to get batteries with no charge for delivery by post.

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