The Australian Hearing bus is stopping in Mandurah and Yunderup to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness.
Now with a 12-strong fleet of blue and white buses, the mobile hearing service has provided more than 94,000 free hearing checks in communities across Australia since the first bus was launched in 2009.
Blanche Coyle, Australian Hearing Mandurah manager, said because age-related hearing loss develops gradually over time, it is common for people be unaware their hearing is diminishing.
Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the community, with about 60 per cent of Australians over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss.
“A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can’t hear. 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 Coyle said.
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 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,” Ms Coyle said.
“Sometimes it’s just hearing the TV at normal volumes, hearing your doorbell, or hearing your friends on the phone that’s the problem.”
No appointment is necessary.
Australian Hearing will provide hearing checks to any interested adults over 18 who visit the bus on the day.
Australian Hearing Bus Itinerary
- RAAFA Estate Meadow Springs – 41 Portrush Parade, Meadow Springs – Monday, August 28, 9am-3pm
- Primewest Erskine Shopping Centre, Corner Old Coast Road and Oakleigh Drive, Erskine – Tuesday, August 29 – 9.30am-3.30pm
- RAAFA Estate Erskine – 19 Oakleigh Drive, Erskine – Wednesday, August 30, 9.30am-3.30pm
- Yunderup Sport & Recreation Club, 2 Delta Drive, South Yunderup – Thursday August 31, 9.30am3.30pm