The Hearing Australia bus is stopping by Yarrawonga Mulwala next week to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness in the local community.
With a 12-strong fleet of Hearing Australia buses, the mobile hearing service has provided over 175,000 free hearing checks in communities across Australia since the first bus service launched in 2009.
Hearing Australia buses travel around the country, not only visiting busy city centres, but also smaller regional towns where it might be difficult for people to get their hearing checked. The bus also stops by retirement villages and aged care facilities to make it easier for people to have their hearing checked.
A hearing check is a quick and easy way to help identify if your hearing might not be as sharp as it used to be.
As well as having a hearing check, visitors to the Hearing Australia bus can also find information on how to keep their hearing in good shape and view a display of easy-to-use hearing devices for around the home. This includes headsets for watching TV and alert systems for doorbells.
Not everyone who is experiencing problems hearing may need a hearing aid. Sometimes people might just need support listening to the TV at normal volumes, hearing at noisy social events, or hearing their friends and family on the phone.
The bus will be at Ritchies IGA car park on Monday, December 2 and the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort car park on Tuesday, December 3.
No appointment is necessary. Hearing Australia will provide hearing checks to any interested adults over 18 who visit the bus on the day.