Mandurah: free hearing checks at Livelighter seniors event


Audiologist Cherry Dolalas checks Ross Brandon’s hearing.
Audiologist Cherry Dolalas checks Ross Brandon’s hearing.

A LiveLighter Seniors Activity and Information Day will be held at the Masonic Hall on Thursday, August 25.

With Hearing Awareness Week (21 – 27 August 2016) just around the corner, a Australian Hearing’s pop up kiosk will be at the event. Seniors Recreational Council of WA have organised to offer free on-the-spot hearing checks to the local community as part of the annual Big Aussie Hearing Check.

Last year, Australian Hearing carried out a whopping 5000 hearing checks over the course of the week and this year the plan is to make it even bigger and better! As w ell as having a hearing check, visitors to the kiosk can find out about the latest hearing technology and test out a range of devices designed to make everyday hearing easier.

Australian Hearing Mandurah manager Blanche Coyle said the Big Aussie Hearing Check aims to urge every Australian, young or old, to get their hearing checked.

“Hearing is vital to everyday living, yet most Australians still wait on average eight years before taking action on their hearing loss,” she said.

“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.”

Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the community, with around 60 per cent of Australians over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss.

“Not everyone who is experiencing problems hearing needs a hearing aid,” Ms Coyle said.

“Sometimes it’s just hearing the TV at normal volumes, hearing your doorbell, or hearing your friends on the phone that’s the problem.”

Australian Hearing provides subsidised hearing care for eligible people, including pensioners and most veterans. For more information call 131 797 or visit www.hearing.com.au

The free checks will be available at the Furnissdale Road hall from 10am to 1.30pm.

For more details call 131 797 or visit www.hearing.com.au.