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Who would you like to whisper sweet nothings in your ear?



Colin Farrell, Bradley Cooper and Angelina Jolie are the celebrities who Irish people most want to whisper sweet nothings in their ear for Valentine’s Day, a new study reveals.

Healthcare group Hidden Hearing commissioned the nationwide survey to promote the conversation of love ahead of February 14.

“Good communication is key to a successful relationship but that can be a struggle when one person is in denial about their hearing loss,” says Tim Pringle, Head of Audiology at Hidden Hearing.

“Studies show Irish people wait up to five years before seeking help with their hearing. That’s a long time to suffer in silence.”

The Hidden Hearing survey* of 371 adults across Ireland, with a 50/50 split between men and women, asked respondents which celebrity they would most like to whisper sweet nothings in their ear.

Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie (44) was top of people’s wish list with 19% of the vote, followed by Colin Farrell (11%), Bradley Cooper (11%), Ariana Grande (10%) and Chris Hemsworth (9%).

Idris Elba and Beyonce are tied on 7% each while Kim Kardashian’s curves are not as popular as you’d expect with just 4% of Irish folk wanting to cosy up to the reality star on the feast of love.

“We think Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get people to open up about their hearing difficulties,” says Tim Pringle, Head of Audiology at Hidden Hearing.

“A delay in seeking treatment not only has an impact on a person’s mental health, as hearing loss contributes to social isolation, but also on their physical wellbeing.

“Medical research indicates that untreated hearing loss can mean a higher risk of heart problems, stroke, diabetes and dementia.”


Hidden Hearing offers free hearing tests in over 80 clinics nationwide. See or or call 1850 80 40 50 for more information.


* Survey was carried out by Opinions Market Research at the end of January 2020

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