THE Australian Hearing Bus will be making its way to Glenorchy this month to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness for locals in the community.
Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the community, with around 60 per cent of Australians over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss.
Australian Hearing Glenorchy manager Edgar Rincon said because age-related hearing loss developed gradually over time, it was common for people to be unaware that their hearing was diminishing.
“A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can’t hear,” he 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.”
In addition to 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.
This includes headsets for watching the television and alert systems for doorbells.
“Not everyone who is experiencing problems hearing needs a hearing aid,” Mr Rincon said.
“Sometimes it’s just hearing the television at normal volumes, hearing your doorbell, or hearing your friends on the phone that’s the problem.”
The Australian Hearing Bus will be located at Glenorchy Plaza carpark, outside the Glenorchy Medical Centre from 19-21 September.
No bookings are required, just come aboard on the day to check out your hearing.
With 70 years’ experience supporting people to hear again, Australian Hearing is Australia’s leading hearing specialist, researcher and largest provider of free services and government-funded hearing devices to eligible people.
This includes pensioners, veterans, children aged under 26 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged over 50.
For more information, visit hearing.com.au or phone 13 17 97.