Hearing a key to elder participation

TESTED: Residents over 18 will be eligible for free hearing tests locally as part of Hearing Awareness Week. 600 hearing check-points will be set up nation-wide.

TESTED: Residents over 18 will be eligible for free hearing tests locally as part of Hearing Awareness Week. 600 hearing check-points will be set up nation-wide.

Border residents can have their hearing tested for free next week to celebrate Hearing Awareness Week. 

As a part of the Big Aussie Hearing Check, 600 hearing check-points will be set up including spots at Benalla, Howlong, Finley, Deniliquin and Corowa. 

Kathryn Symes at Australian Hearing Albury said this year’s theme celebrates seniors’ enjoyment of  activities.

“Maintaining good hearing is about communication, which boosts confidence in social situations and allows people to fully participate,” she 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.”

On August 21 a bus will be at Hawkins Street, Howlong, from 12pm to 4pm and Amcal, Benalla, from 9am to 2pm. The bus will be at Pinnuck Street, Finley, on August 22 from 11am to 3pm, Cressey Street, Deniliquin, on August 23 from 12pm to 4pm and August 24 from 9am to 1pm.  It will visit Corowa’s Sanger Street on August 25 from 10am to 1pm. 

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