Hearing bus to stop by region
Jump on board the bus to take advantage of a fast, free hearing loss check
IF YOU can’t hear it coming, it may be worth scheduling a trip to the iconic Australian Hearing bus when it comes to town.
The bus will stop by Childers and Gin Gin to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness.
Australian Hearing’s bus service has provided more than 35,000 free hearing checks across the country since it launched in 2009.
One in six Australians has some form of hearing loss. This number is expected to jump to one in four by 2050.
Australian Hearing Bundaberg hearing health promotions officer Kathleen Dimes said hearing loss could easily go unnoticed because it often developed slowly over time.
“It’s important to keep an eye out for any friends or family who might be struggling to join in the conversation as they may just have a hearing loss. Better still, encourage them to get their hearing checked so they don’t miss out on any more precious moments and celebrations,” she said.
The bus will visit the region after the launch of the 2015 Australian Hearing Bus Tour by award-winning country musician and Australian Hearing ambassador Troy Cassar-Daley.
Mr Cassar-Daley said hearing loss was a prevalent issue in Australia.
“As a musician, it’s important for me to keep my hearing healthy and in check,” Mr Cassar-Daley said.
“That’s why I’m proud to support Australian Hearing’s bus services, which go a long way in helping people look after
Kathleen Dimes, Australian Hearing Don’t miss out on any more precious moments and celebrations.
“By taking its buses all over the country, Australian Hearing gives local residents an easy and simple way to check their hearing and find out more about hearing loss.”
About 60% of Australians aged 60 or older suffer from some form of hearing loss.
As well as having a hearing check, visitors to the bus can find information on a range of common hearing issues and view a display of easy-to-use hearing devices for around the home.
You don’t need to book and Australian Hearing will provide hearing checks to any interested adults who visit the bus on the day.
Australian Hearing provides subsidised hearing care for eligible people, including pensioners and most veterans.
For more information, phone 131 797 or visit www.hearing.com.au.
SOUND APPROACH: Audiometrist Bernie Forster discusses the options available to client Dawn Bobbin at Australian Hearing.