With Hearing Awareness Week fast approaching, Australian Hearing is once again calling on locals to join in The Big Aussie Hearing Check.
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 August 20-26.
Central Coast locals are invited for a free hearing check at the following places where no appointment is necessary: Erina Medical, 620 Terrigal Dve, Erina, on Wednesday, August 23, from 10am-12:30pm; and Erina Fair Shopping Centre (outside Coles Supermarket), Thursday-Friday, August 24-25, from 8:30am to 5pm.
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.
Ms Sharon Ida at Australian Hearing Erina/Woy Woy 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 that they have always done or to try something new,” Ms Ida said.
“A hearing check is one part of overall health monitoring, and if hearing loss is detected, we can advise next steps, suitable technology and provide ongoing support,” she added.
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.
Media release, Aug 5
Ashley Locke, Big Aussie Hearing Check