Bus to offer local residents a fair hearing

The Australian Hearing bus is stopping by Coleambally and Darlington Point to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness to locals in the community.

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.

Residents with hearing aids are also welcome on board, with a clean and chat service available.

Travelling on board the bus will be Greg McLeod, who has been wearing hearing aids for six years. Mr McLeod is looking forward to meeting local residents and sharing his experience.

“I’ve recently upgraded to the new Signia Nx hearing aids and they are just fantastic,” said Mr McLeod.

“I am really enjoying the new technology, the phone apps are marvellous and I love how the TV and phone stream directly into my aids.”

Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in Australia, with around 60 per cent of over 60s suffering from some form of hearing loss.

Lyn Picciolo, Manager at Australian Hearing Griffith said that because age-related hearing loss develops gradually over time, it is common for people to be unaware their hearing is diminishing.

“A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can’t hear.” said Ms Picciolo.

  • Tuesday, May 21: Free Hearing Checks at the Coleambally Community Hall from 10.30am to 4pm.
  • Wednesday, May 22: Free Hearing Checks between the Council and Medical Centre from 9am to 1pm.
  • No appointment is necessary. 

 Australian Hearing provides subsidised hearing care for eligible people, including pensioners and most veterans. For more information call 131 797 or visit www.hearing.com.au