Hearing Awareness Week, between February 25 and March 3, is a time for Hastings residents to embrace their hearing health as an extension of their fitness regime.
Research shows older Australians are generally healthier and more active than their peers 25 years ago. However, maintaining hearing fitness isn’t a priority, with people waiting an average of seven years to take a hearing check.
To help tackle this, Australian Hearing is offering free hearing checks and advice. Australian Hearing is visiting Hearles Pharmacy, Clifton Dr on Thursday, March 1, between 9am and 12pm. There will also be hearing checks available every day at the Australian Hearing Port Macquarie office 6/180 Lake Rd, in the Spotlight Complex, Port Macquarie.
“To stay in top shape, people should consider a hearing test as part of their regular health check-up, just like they would get their eyes checked or test their blood pressure,” Patrick Williamson of Australian Hearing Port Macquarie explained.
“A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can’t hear. Our team are also here to guide you through what next steps you may need to take in regards to improving your hearing.”
Signs you may have a hearing loss:
A ringing sensation in your ears (tinnitus), including whistling, buzzing and hissing in your ears
- Your family complains you have the TV too loud
- You have difficulty hearing people on the phone
- You keep saying “what?” and ask people to repeat themselves
- You have stopped participating in activities you used to enjoy
- You feel isolated and confused in noisy situations.
For more visit www.hearing.com.au or call 131 797.