THE WESTERN Hearing Services team in Mandurah gave out bananas and offered free hearing checks yesterday at Smart Street Mall.
Audiologist Sebastian Ryan said it’s important for people to get their hearing checked.
“With almost 20 per cent of WA residents over the age of 60, it is even more important to test your ears and monitor your hearing,” he said.
Potassium, usually found in bananas, is particularly crucial to the sensitive inner ear, where potassium-rich fluid plays a key role in converting sounds into signals, which the nervous system recognises.
The hearing screenings offered at the ‘Go Bananas’ events were quick, easy, and non-invasive.
It provides an evaluation of where your hearing is currently as well as some other useful feedback.
To find out more about the ‘Go Bananas’ go to www.campaignforbetterhearing.com.au.