Hearing loss in spotlight
A FREE hearing check service will be offered across Perth as part an initiative by not-for-profit organisation Australian Hearing.
The hearing bus will travel through the CBD, Victoria Park and Belmont on the week of February 16, providing free checks to anyone over 21 years of age.
Health promotion and customer service officer Sacha Middleton said hearing loss affected one in six Australians.
“So 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 hearing loss,” she said.
“Our Australian Hearing buses travel all over the country, and give local residents an easy and simple way to check their hearing and find out more about hearing loss.
“We’ve found that people like the convenience of the bus being on their doorstep and the idea of just dropping in without an appointment.”
Ms Middleton particularly encouraged seniors to take advantage of the service.
“We know that around 60 per cent of Australians over 60 suffer some form of hearing loss, so we do find that many seniors who visit our hearing bus need help with their hearing,” she said.
“Our expert team are on hand to provide helpful information on the latest hearing devices, from discreet hearing aids or advanced gadgets to hear the TV at normal volumes.”
For more information, go to www.hearing.com.au.