The Hearing Bus will offer free hearing tests in Woy Woy from October 17 to 19.
The bus will be at Peninsula Plaza from 8:30am to 1:30pm each day.
Australian Hearing Woy Woy manager Ms Sharon Ida said that because age-related hearing loss developed gradually over time, it was common for people be unaware their hearing was diminishing.
“Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the community, with about 60 per cent of Australians over 60 experiencing some form of hearing loss,” Ms Ida said.
“A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can’t hear,” she said.
“Our team will also be on hand to guide you through what next steps you may have to take in regards to your hearing,” Ms Ida said.
As well as having a hearing check, visitors to the bus would 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,” Ms Ida said.
Australian Hearing will provide hearing checks to any interested adults over 18 who visit the bus on the day.
Media release, 6 Oct 2017
Mark Connors, The Hearing Bus Australia