Lis­ten up: hear­ing bus is of­fer­ing free check-ups

Southern Telegraph - - News -

The Aus­tralian Hear­ing bus is stop­ping by Rock­ing­ham and Kwinana to of­fer free hear­ing checks and raise hear­ing health aware­ness.

The bus will be at Chisham Av­enue Guardian Phar­macy in Parmelia on Mon­day, July 23, Spud Shed Bal­divis on Tues­day, July 24, and Bun­nings Rock­ing­ham on Fri­day, July 27.

Aus­tralian Hear­ing Rock­ing­ham man­ager Blanche Coyle said agere­lated hear­ing loss de­vel­oped grad­u­ally over time and it was com­mon for peo­ple to be un­aware their hear­ing was di­min­ish­ing.

Hear­ing loss is a preva­lent is­sue in the com­mu­nity, with about 60 per cent of Aus­tralians over 60 suf­fer­ing from some form of hear­ing loss.

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

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

Peo­ple who al­ready wear hear­ing aids are also en­cour­aged to visit and chat to the team to talk about their de­vices and gen­eral hear­ing health.

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, in­clud­ing head­sets for watch­ing TV and alert sys­tems for door­bells.

“Not ev­ery­one who is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing prob­lems with hear­ing needs a hear­ing aid. Some­times it’s just hear­ing the TV at nor­mal vol­umes, hear­ing your door­bell, or hear­ing your friends on the phone that’s the prob­lem,” Ms Coyle said.

Aus­tralian Hear­ing will pro­vide hear­ing checks to any­one over 18 who vis­its the bus.

No ap­point­ment is nec­es­sary.

Aus­tralian Hear­ing bus.

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