Free hear­ing clinic at cen­tre

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

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.

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