Mandurah locals urged to listen up during Hearing Awareness Week

Loud and clear: It is always better to know where your hearing is at and a quick hearing check is a wise move, according to 91-year-old Betty Kirton from Meadow Springs. Photo: Supplied.

Loud and clear: It is always better to know where your hearing is at and a quick hearing check is a wise move, according to 91-year-old Betty Kirton from Meadow Springs. Photo: Supplied.

With Hearing Awareness Week fast approaching, Australian Hearing is calling on Mandurah 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.

Mandurah locals are invited for a free hearing check at the following places (please call first for an appointment):

  • Falcon Grove Medical Centre, Falcon Grove Shopping Centre, Old Coast Road, Falcon (9534 2380) – Friday, August 25, 9-11am 
  • Dynamic Doctors Group, 1/55 Murdoch Drive, Greenfields (9535 3244) – Friday, August 25, 1-3pm 

Now in its third year and with more than 7000 hearing checks completed, The Big Aussie Hearing Check offers free hearing checks in convenient community locations.

Blanche Coyle at Australian Hearing Mandurah 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 they have always done – or to try something new,” Ms Coyle said.

“A hearing check is one part of overall health monitoring and if a hearing loss is detected, we can advise next steps, suitable technology and provide ongoing support.”

It is always better to know where your hearing is at and a quick hearing check is a wise move, according to 91-year-old Betty Kirton from Meadow Springs.

Ms Kirton has been a client of Australian Hearing for a number of years after coming from a different provider. 

She had trouble understanding people in everyday conversation, which prompted her to get her hearing tested. 

Ms Kirton now wears hearing aids. 

“It helped an awful lot and I couldn't be without them now,” she said.