Free hearing checks in Woy Woy
Peninsula residents will be able to have free hearing checks when the Hearing Bus visits Woy Woy.
The bus will be outside Woy Woy Woolworths, Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy, from March 21 to 23 between 8:30am and 3pm.
Manager at Australian Hearing Erina, Mr Matthew Reid, said that, because age-related hearing loss developed gradually over time, it was common for people be unaware their hearing was diminishing.
"A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can't hear.
"Our team will also be on hand to guide you through what next steps you may have to take in regards to your hearing," Mr Reid said.
As well as having a hearing check, 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.
"Sometimes it's just hearing the TV at normal volumes, hearing your doorbell, or hearing your friends on the phone that's the problem," Mr Reid said.
No appointment is necessary.
Australian Hearing will provide hearing checks to any interested adults who visit the bus on the day.
Media release, 7 Mar 2017
Vicki Foster, Australian Hearing