Hear­ing bus to stop by re­gion

Jump on board the bus to take ad­van­tage of a fast, free hear­ing loss check

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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.

their hear­ing.

“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.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT BUN100215HEARING1

SOUND AP­PROACH: Au­diometrist Bernie Forster dis­cusses the op­tions avail­able to client Dawn Bobbin at Aus­tralian Hear­ing.

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