Hearing bus returns to Bega Valley

The Australian Hearing bus is again stopping by the Bega district to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness.

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. 

Manager at Australian Hearing Bega Sandy Miles said because age-related hearing loss develops gradually over time, it was common for people be unaware their hearing was diminishing.

Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the community, with about 60 per cent of Australians over 60 experiencing 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 Miles 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.

No appointment is necessary. Australian Hearing will provide hearing checks to any interested adults over 18 who visit the bus on the day.

Bus stops

  • Council car park in Beach Street, Merimbula on Tuesday, November 21, 9am until 1pm
  • Outside Great Southern Hotel Eden, Imlay Street, on Wednesday, November 22, 9am to 1pm
  • Council car park in Zingel Place, Bega, Thursday, November 23, 9am to 1pm