Hearing Australia offering locals a free hearing check as part of Hearing Awareness Week

If you haven’t heard, August 20-26 is Hearing Awareness week, and free hearing check-ups will be available in Nambucca for the audio-challenged.

The Big Aussie Hearing Check is Australian Hearing’s national drive in support of Hearing Awareness Week that calls on Australians to have a yearly hearing check-up.

More than 600 hearing check-points will be set up across the country from 20-26 August.

Locals are invited for a free hearing check at the Nambucca Plaza on August 23 between 9:30 and 11:30am, with no appointment necessary.

Now in its third year and with more than 7,000 hearing checks completed, The Big Aussie Hearing Check offers free hearing checks in convenient community locations.

Alanna Paterson at Australian Hearing Coffs Harbour says this year’s theme celebrates seniors’ enjoyment of sports and activities locally available.

“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,” Alanna Paterson 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.”

It is always better to know where your hearing is at and a quick hearing check is a wise move.

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.