Eamonn Holmes to be applauded for speaking up on hearing
The broadcaster Eamonn Holmes has revealed that for the past eight years he has been wearing hearing aids after discovering that his hearing had declined by some 30%.
For some people it takes courage to admit that they are going deaf and have to wear hearing aids, so Eamonn is to be commended for his honesty in speaking out.
He has helped to banish any unwarranted stigma about wearing a hearing aid, and he has assured people that they are absolutely right to be matter of fact about the situation, rather than trying to conceal it from others.
People are very understanding about this kind of thing.