Listen up: hearing bus is offering free check-ups
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.