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Free hearing tests for eastern suburbs senior citizens.

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Free hearing tests for eastern suburbs senior citizens

Federal Member for Wentworth, Peter King is encouraging all eastern suburbs seniors and veterans to take advantage of the free screening provided by Australian Hearing Services as part of Hearing Awareness Week 24-30 August 2003.

“Seniors who suspect they may have a hearing loss should contact Australian Hearing to make an appointment for a free hearing screening at your nearest centre,” said Mr King.

“Australians just need to think differently about hearing devices. Hearing aids have the capacity to change lives more so than most technology yet they are still avoided by four in five people who could actually benefit from wearing one.

“Early warning signs of hearing loss include increasing the volume on the television, missing the doorbell or telephone ringing and thinking people are mumbling and finding it hard to hear what is being said in noisy places.

“If you suffer any of these symptoms you can take the first step to improving your quality of life by calling your nearest Australian Hearing centre on 13 17 97.

“Australian Hearing is available for advice or to make an appointment for a free hearing check between Monday to Friday during Hearing Awareness Week, August 24 to 30.

“Screenings will be by appointment only and those people interested in taking up the offer are encouraged to call early, as appointments are expected to fill up fast.” Mr King said.


22 AUGUST 2003

For further information contact Peter King - 0411 267 078 or Jodie Newell, Media Officer - 0408 466 450