MANDURAH residents can have free hearing checks as part of the Big Aussie Hearing Check for Hearing Awareness Week.
The Big Aussie Hearing Check is Australian Hearing’s national drive to encourage people to have a yearly hearing check-up.
Blanche Coyle, from Australian Hearing Mandurah, said this year’s theme celebrates seniors’ enjoyment of sports and activities locally available.
“Maintaining good hearing is about communication, which boosts confidence in social situations and allows people to fully participate in fitness and other activities they have always done – or to try something new,” she said.
“A hearing check is one part of overall health monitoring and if a hearing loss is detected, we can advise next steps, suitable technology and provide ongoing support.
Meadow Springs resident Betty Kirton (91) has been a client of Australian Hearing for a number of years.
She had trouble understanding people in everyday conversation, which prompted her to get her hearing tested.
Mrs Kirton now wears hearing aids.
“It helped an awful lot and I couldn’t be without them now,” she said.
Free Hearing Checks
Falcon Grove Medical Centre on August 25 9am to 11am
Dynamic Doctors Group on August 25 1pm to 3pm