Hearing bus comes to town
Australian Hearing is calling for people to get their ears tested when its mobile hearing service returns to the South West in a fortnight.
The group’s ‘hearing bus’ will be stationed at the Australind Tavern carpark on January 31 and also at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre on February 1.
The bus, which has conducted more than 40,000 checks across Australia since 2009, offers the hearing test to anyone older than 18.
It will be based in Australind from 9.30am to 3.30pm and in Harvey from 9.30am to 3pm.
Australian Hearing spokeswoman Rae de Rooy said it was a convenient and quick way to monitor a person’s hearing.
“On average, it takes seven years for people to do anything about their hearing once they notice it deteriorating – it’s better to be safe than sorry,” she said.
“Hearing does diminish over time, but it deteriorates rapidly after 60 years of age.
“The hearing bus is a great way to reach local communities.”
The mobile service was also based in Treendale at the weekend, providing the tests which take an average of 10 minutes to conduct.
Australian Hearing Bunbury manager Blanche Coyle encouraged Australind and Harvey residents get tested because “it is common for people to be unaware their hearing is diminishing”.
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