Hearing Bus to conduct checks in Port Macquarie

The Australian Hearing bus is stopping by Lake Innes Shopping Village to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness, to locals in the community.

The bus will be in Port Macquarie on Wednesday, September 13 from 9am to 3pm.

Patrick Williamson, manager at Australian Hearing Kempsey 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 said.

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.