WITH Hearing Awareness Week just around the corner (21 to 27 August), Australian Hearing is encouraging the community to prioritise their hearing health as part of the Big Aussie Hearing Check.
Australian Hearing carried out 5000 hearing checks during the 2015 campaign and this year’s number is expected to increase.
The Australian Hearing team will be available at a number of locations across the Glenorchy municipality to offer free hearing checks, advice and support throughout Hearing Awareness Week.
Australian Hearing Glenorchy manager Edgar Rincon said the Big Aussie Hearing Check urged every Australian, young or old, to get their hearing checked.
“Hearing is vital to everyday living, yet most Australians still wait, on average, eight years before taking action on their hearing loss,” 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.”
Mr Rincon said not everyone who was experiencing problems hearing needed a hearing aid.
“Sometimes it is just hearing the TV at normal volumes, hearing your doorbell or hearing your friends on the phone that is the problem,” he said.
About 60 per cent of Australians older than 60 -years suffer from some form of hearing loss.
Australian Hearing provides subsidised hearing care for eligible people, including pensioners and most veterans.
For more information call 131 797 or visit www.hearing.com.au
Big Aussie Hearing Check Glenorchy itinerary:
- Derwent Park, 254 Main Road Derwent Park: 10:00am-2:00pm
- Amcal Max Pharmacy, 80 Main Road Moonah: 10:00am-2:00pm
- Amcal Pharmacy, 53 High Street New Norfolk: 10:30am-2:30pm
Caption: Australian Hearing clinician Cherry Dololas with client Ross Brandon.