Free hearing clinic at centre
VALENTINE’S Day is tomorrow and as the great John Paul Young once said, love is in the air.
But if you misheard and thought he said love is in the ear, then it might be a good idea to have yours checked out tomorrow at the Harvey Community Resource Centre.
Blanche Coyle from Australian Hearing is holding a free hearing clinic at the centre at 10am tomorrow for people to get a check-up and maybe improve communication with loved ones in time for Valentine’s Day.
“We’re encouraging people to come along to get their hearing checked, but also get a hearing aid check-up to make sure the device is working at optimum levels,” centre manager Christine Germain said.
Mrs Germain said a common problem people encountered with hearing aids is being unable to hear individual voices among a crowd, so going out for dinner becomes a bit of a nightmare, and relationships could suffer as communication became too difficult for all involved.
“People might even avoid going out altogether because it’s so frustrating being unable to hear in a crowded environment and it can be exhausting for their partner to be talking loudly for an extended time.”
Ms Germain said the free clinic would show people the different ways hearing aids could be adjusted for different environments, making it possible to hear better and go out more to places like busy restaurants.
“Hopefully after a hearing aid check-up we will see a few more couples going out for a nice romantic Valentine’s Day dinner,” she said.
Bookings can be made by calling the centre on 9729 1669.