Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page - Jaime Shurmer

PEO­PLE who strug­gle to fol­low con­ver­sa­tions in noisy places, have trou­ble hear­ing the phone ring or con­tin­u­ally turn up the vol­ume on the tele­vi­sion can get a free hear­ing check.

Aus­tralian Hear­ing is of­fer­ing free hear­ing checks in the area from to­day.

Aus­tralian Hear­ing Perth manager Jac­qui Bell said about 60 per cent of Aus­tralians aged over 60 ex­pe­ri­enced some form of hear­ing loss.

“A hear­ing check is a quick and easy way to mea­sure the sounds you can and can’t hear,” she said.

“Our team will also be on hand to guide you through what next steps you may have to take in re­gards to your hear­ing.

“Not ev­ery­one who is experiencing prob­lems needs a hear­ing aid.”

Vis­i­tors to The Hear­ing Bus, which ar­rives in East Vic­to­ria Park to­day and will move to Cloverdale to­mor­row, will also have ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion on a range of com­mon hear­ing is­sues and be able to dis­play hear­ing de­vices for around the home.

Th­ese in­clude head­sets for watch­ing the TV and alert sys­tems for door­bells.

No ap­point­ments are nec­es­sary for The Hear­ing Bus, which will be at The Park Cen­tre to­day and Bel­mont Civic Cen­tre to­mor­row from 8.30am to 5pm.

On March 12 from 9am to 1pm, Aus­tralian Hear­ing will also of­fer free hear­ing checks at Am­cal Max Bel­mont in­side the Bel­mont Fo­rum Shop­ping Cen­tre.

The checks are avail­able to any in­ter­ested adult.

Book your ap­point­ment by call­ing Am­cal Max Bel­mont on 9277 7771.

Bookings are sub­ject to avail­abil­ity.

Aus­tralian Hear­ing pro­vides sub­sidised hear­ing care for el­i­gi­ble peo­ple, in­clud­ing pen­sion­ers and most vet­er­ans.

Call 131 797 or visit www.hear­ing.com.au.

Aus­tralian Hear­ing is of­fer­ing free hear­ing checks for lo­cal res­i­dents.

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