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Providing The Best
Hearing Aids and
Hearing Care in

We offer the very best hearing instruments
combined with industry leading hearing care
in Swords, Malahide and North County Dublin

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Better Hearing is a locally-owned, family-run, Irish independent hearing clinic

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Covid-19 & Safety

Emmanuel Kirby

We follow both Government guidelines and those of our national association to ensure we offer our services in a completely safe manner. We have introduced a standard triage questionnaire for all appointments and we ask you to wear a mask when you arrive. Temperature checks are undertaken on all patients. Our clinic setting is completely sanitised between patients and we only use one-time equipment during our procedures.

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Independent Hearing Care

As independent Hearing Aid Audiologists, we can offer unbiased advice on products from the world’s leading manufacturers and all hearing tests are carried out in a sound booth by a fully qualified Hearing Aid Audiologist. In addition, we provide ongoing aftercare service that we believe is second to none.

Irish Owned Local Business

Better Hearing which is located in the Salus Medical Clinic in Swords, is owned and operated by Emmanuel Kirby Dip H.A.A. F.I.S.H.A.A. Emmanuel is a fellow of the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists and holds a qualification in Hearing Aid Audiology from University College Dublin and also certification concerning Ear wax removal by both micro suction and irrigation. Better Hearing is a fully owned Irish business with a policy of supporting local suppliers and services whenever possible.

Grant towards Hearing Aids

If eligible, the Department of Social and Family Affairs, will pay a PRSI grant of €1000.00 for a pair of hearing aids. The need for a patient to contribute towards the purchase of hearing aids has now been removed.

As Hearing Aid Audiologists we are registered with the Department of Social and Family Affairs.  The Department of Social and Family Affairs have a treatment benefit scheme which is available to eligible patients and dependent spouses who have full PRSI contribution cover. Details are available on their website

We can check on your behalf to see if you qualify for the grant. Contact us to find out more. 


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Hearing Aids From The Best Manufacturers

Only the most modern hearing aids from the leading manufacturers in the world. You can be sure that you are getting the latest and best possible solution for you and your needs. Combined with outstanding service. We guarantee it.

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Hearing Test

First and foremost, we listen to you so that we understand the problems you are having. Next, we undertake comprehensive, diagnostic hearing test and hearing aid evaluations. We can then offer the very best recommendations based on your personal needs. We know we can help.

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Hearing Aid Repair

We offer a full repair service for all makes of hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers.

Simple repairs (wax filters, new receivers etc) and cleaning can be done on-site. More complex repairs will be sent back to the relevant manufacturer. It is best to book an appointment if a repair is needed on the spot. Or you can drop in your hearing aids for repair, and I'll call and let you know what needs to happen.

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Hearing Aid Repairs
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Ear Cleaning

Micro Suction Ear
Wax Removal

We undertake specialist ear care services and we offer easy and gentle earwax removal via microsuction & irrigation. Safe, comfortable and instant ear wax removal with purpose-built equipment

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A few of the Hearing Aid Laboratories we work with.

Unitron Hearing Aids
Widex Hearing Aids
Resound Hearing Aids
Signia hearing aids
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Consistent Care From a Dedicated Hearing Care Professional

Discovering Your Needs

Much like a prescription for glasses, your hearing test results are crucial to making a diagnosis and treating any kind of hearing loss. That's why we offer a professional hearing test in a relaxed manner.

Understanding Your Needs

In order to deliver a custom solution that will meet all of your needs, we first must understand them. Getting to know you and your needs is an important part of the process.

Customising Your Solution

Your hearing aids will be customised to your hearing loss. We will ensure that they will deliver the help you need in the situations you need it.

Continuing Care & Support

Our promise is that you will receive the continuing time, care and attention, that you both need and deserve, to hear better. We believe that hearing better and reclaiming your joy in life is important. Our job is to help you achieve both of these things through dedicated care.

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What Our Customers Say

Erin’s story

About me: I’m 21 years old, and I am the Irish president of the international veterinary students association (IVSA). I’m a girl who loves travelling, going out, cheeseburgers and talking too much, but couldn’t do it all without the help of friends, family and a caring Hearing Health care professional.

As a young girl for me needing a flexible Audiologist who understands my needs and worries is paramount. Better Hearing / Emmanuel Kirby has gone above and beyond and indeed exceeded every expectation I had. Emmanuel understood that I need something functional and aesthetic for my active life. I think it’s vital for young hard of hearing people to have someone willing to hold their hand and talk them through every step and every option available. This is what Emmanuel Kirby does for me.

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Rated 5 out of /5 based on over 40 customer reviews

News & Views

Latest News From The World of Hearing

We Are Open With New Covid-19 Protocols

As an essential healthcare provider, we are open. We have new protocols in place in order that we can follow the latest guidance and deliver a safe service.

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Hearing Aid Grants in Ireland

Did you know that you may be entitled to a grant from the Department of Social and Family Affairs towards hearing aids?

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Get your risk free trial of hearing aids in Dublin

We are so confident that we can deliver better hearing to you, that we want you to try our hearing aids before you buy them. We can offer a risk-free trial of hearing aids so you can be sure about starting your journey to better hearing.

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