Big Aussie Hearing Checks giving free tests for Rockingham, Kwinana residents

Hello? Residents in Rockingham and Kwinana are entitled to free hearing checks this month thanks to the Big Aussie Hearing Check.
Hello? Residents in Rockingham and Kwinana are entitled to free hearing checks this month thanks to the Big Aussie Hearing Check.

ROCKINGHAM and Kwinana residents can get their hearing checked for free from August 22-24 as part of the national Big Aussie Hearing Check.

Now in its third year and with more than 7000 hearing checks completed, The Big Aussie Hearing Check offers the tests in convenient community locations.

Blanche Coyle at Australian Hearing Rockingham says this year’s theme celebrates seniors’ enjoyment of sports and activities.

“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,” Ms Coyle 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,” Blanche Coyle said.

No appointment is necessary.

Celebrating 70 years of supporting Australians with hearing loss, Australian Hearing is the nation’s leading hearing specialist, researcher and largest provider of government-funded hearing services.

Australian Hearing provides subsidised hearing care for eligible people, including pensioners, veterans, children and young adults under 26, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 50 and adults with complex hearing needs.

For more information, contact Australian Hearing on 131 797, or visit www.hearing.com.au.

The free hearing checks will be available at the following locations:

SuperChem Rockingham Beach, Cnr Parkin and Railway Terrace, August 22, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

SuperChem Bertram Pharmacy, Bertram Shopping Centre, Hero Crescent, August 23, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Rockingham Maternity and Family Practice, 2/4 Elanora Drive, Cooloogup, August 23, 1pm – 3pm.

SuperChem Kwinana, Kwinana Market Place, Chisham Ave, August 24, 9.30am – 12pm.