Hearing Checks at The Shed

Regulars at The Shed were treated to a free hearing check on Tuesday 28 June. Hearing Australia’s mobile unit was at the Shed all day offering a quick and free hearing test.

Louise Phillips, Community Hearing Advisor, says there are 12 mobile units across the country, all funded by the Federal Government. “We service the community. We promote healthy practices and protection from damaging noises," she says.

Bill is a Shed regular and decided to take the opportunity to have his hearing checked. “I was found to have a slight loss but nothing that affects my day-to-day activities,” he says. “At 86 years of age I am not surprised that my hearing has declined!”

Louise says it is not just older people who experience hearing loss. “We service Bunnings stores regularly. Despite OHS requirements, some young tradespeople don’t always do the right thing when it comes to protecting their ears.”

Anyone found to have considerable hearing loss is referred to an audiologist for follow up and possibly hearing aids.

Bill and Louise on the Hearing Australia van.

You can take an online hearing test at https://onlineassessment.hearing.com.au/

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