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The Hearing Bus comes to town

AUSTRALIAN Hearing will bring its specialised services to Hobart’s doorstep on Monday 25 July when its “Hearing Bus” comes to town.

The Hearing Bus will pay a visit to Centrelink, on Barrack Street, to offer free hearing checks and promote hearing health awareness.

In addition to receiving a free hearing check, visitors to the bus will also find information on a range of common hearing issues and view a display of easy-to-use hearing devices for around the home.

Australian Hearing Hobart manager Graham O’Meagher said hearing loss was a prevalent issue in the community with more than 60 per cent of Australians aged 60-years and over suffering from some form of hearing loss.

“The mobile service is a convenient way to check your hearing and make sure you are in good hearing health,” he said.

“The hearing checks are conducted by experts from Australian Hearing and take around 10-minutes to complete.

“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 Bus visitors will also be given the opportunity to learn more about the products that make everyday hearing easier, including headsets for watching television and alert systems for doorbells.

Mr O’Meagher said not everyone who experienced hearing problems needed a hearing aid.

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

Australian Hearing will offer hearing checks to anyone aged 18-years or over and no appointment is necessary.

Australian Hearing provides subsidised hearing services for eligible people, including pensioners and most veterans, at more than 110 permanent centres and more than 330 visiting sites across Australia.

Australian Hearing will now be delivering services to the Sandy Bay area thanks to a new permanent visiting site located on Gregory Street, Sandy Bay.

This new clinic is available via appointment only.

For more information or to book an appointment, phone 6221 9500 or visit www.hearing.com.au.

Caption: The “Hearing Bus” will pay a visit to Centrelink, on Barrack Street, to offer free hearing checks and advice on general hearing health.

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