ROCKINGHAM, Warnbro and Baldivis residents over 18 will be able to get a free hearing test when a hearing bus visits the region this month.
The bus will visit the Autumn Centre and Salvation Army in Rockingham on August 7, Warnbro Shopping Centre on August 9 and the Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre on August 10.
Australian Hearing Rockingham manager Blanche Coyle said hearing loss developed gradually over time and it was common for people to be unaware that their hearing was diminishing.
“A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can’t hear,” Ms Coyle said.
“Our team will also be on hand to guide you through what next steps you may have to take in regards to your hearing.”
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,” she 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.”
No appointment is necessary.
Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the community, with about 60 per cent of Australians over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss.
Further details, visit www.hearing.com.au