The Australian Hearing bus will stop by Port Macquarie to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness to locals in the community.
The bus will be at Lake Innes Shopping Village, Port Macquarie on January 12 between 9am and 3pm.
Now with a 12-strong fleet of blue and white buses, the mobile hearing service has provided more than 94,000 free hearing checks in communities across Australia since the first bus was launched in 2009. No destination is too far-flung or offbeat!
Australian Hearing Port Macquarie manger Patrick Williamson said that because age-related hearing loss developed gradually over time, it was common for people be unaware their hearing was diminishing.
Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the community, with about 60 per cent of Australians over 60 experiencing some form of hearing loss.
“A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can’t hear. 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 Williamson.
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. This includes headsets for watching the TV and alert systems for doorbells.
“Not everyone who is experiencing problems 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.”
No appointment is necessary. Australian Hearing will provide hearing checks to any interested adults over 18 who visit the bus on the day.