Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LOCAL FOCUS -

NA­TIONAL hear­ing spe­cial­ist clinic ihear Aus­tralia is work­ing with the com­mu­nity to pro­vide bet­ter hear­ing.

Hear­ing is a vi­tal sense, yet there are many Aus­tralians strug­gling with hear­ing loss in­clud­ing those un­der the age of re­tire­ment.

“As the world gets louder, the age of those with hear­ing loss gets younger,” ihear Au­di­ol­o­gist Cliff Casey said.

“The ef­fect of noise ex­po­sure means we are in­creas­ingly see­ing peo­ple in their 40s and 50s com­ing to us with a hear­ing prob­lem.”

Of­fer­ing a range of so­lu­tions to suit all types of hear­ing loss, life­styles and bud­gets, ihear looks af­ter the hear­ing needs of a va­ri­ety of lo­cals in­clud­ing pen­sion and DVA card hold­ers, re­tirees, work­ers and chil­dren.

“Re­cent stud­ies show one in six Aus­tralians have a treat­able hear­ing loss, yet the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple wait up to 7-10 years be­fore they do any­thing about their hear­ing dif­fi­cul­ties,” Cliff said.

“To­day’s ad­vances in dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy mean the ma­jor­ity of hear­ing losses are treat­able, with hear­ing aids pro­vid­ing bet­ter per­for­mance than ever, es­pe­cially in noisy en­vi­ron­ments,”

In sup­port of Hear­ing Aware­ness Week which runs un­til Sun­day, Au­gust 28, ihear are of­fer­ing free hear­ing screen­ings for you and a friend un­til Fri­day, Septem­ber 16.

Con­tact your near­est ihear clinic to book an ap­point­ment, call ihear Tuart Hill on 9349 0595 or ihear Ap­ple­cross on 9315 1524.

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