Free Hearing Checks as Australian Hearing Bus comes to Greater Dandenong

People in the Greater Dandenong community on Friday 15 March will have access to free hearing checks, courtesy of the Australian Hearing Bus.

People in the Greater Dandenong community on Friday 15 March will have access to free hearing checks, courtesy of the Australian Hearing Bus.

Local residents who visit the bus can have the check and talk to local Australian Hearing staff about their hearing health.

Minister for Human Services Senator Kim Carr said the mobile service provides locals - particularly seniors - with a convenient way to assess their hearing.

"Hearing loss is an extremely common complaint, affecting one in six people and 60 per cent of those aged over 60," Senator Kim Carr said.

"Today, it's a problem we can provide help for. Quality hearing service providers like Australian Hearing can offer a full range of user-friendly, discreet and affordable solutions, along with practical advice and support."

Federal Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus QC MP, encouraged locals to take advantage of this opportunity to have their hearing checked.

"The checks take around 15 minutes and are performed by experts from the local Australian Hearing office in Greater Dandenong."

"When visiting the bus, local Australian Hearing staff will also be available to talk to people about the next steps to take regarding their hearing health. For many groups, such as pensioners and veterans, significant government subsidies are available for these services."

"The Australian Hearing Bus has been across the south east of Melbourne in the last week, with its final stop in Keysborough."

No appointment is necessary - Australian Hearing provides hearing checks to any adults who attend the bus on the day. Parents or carers concerned about their child's hearing should contact their family doctor in the first instance.

Australian Hearing is a leading provider of hearing services for children, young adults, pensioners, veterans and Indigenous people. For more information call 131 797 or visit www.hearing.com.au.