Les Bowie gets has his hearing checked by Raisse Tjoa at Audio Clinic at Pialba Place.
Les Bowie gets has his hearing checked by Raisse Tjoa at Audio Clinic at Pialba Place. Alistair Brightman

Hervey Bay Audio Clinic is hear to help you

HEARING loss affects one in six Australians, yet it often goes unnoticed by the person experiencing it, especially when it is of a gradual onset.

With the negative impacts hearing loss can have on our lives it is important to have regular hearing checks.

Hervey Bay Audio Clinic office manager, Cathy Boehme said their Wellness Program is designed to encourage all adults, especially those over 55 to make hearing checks a part of health programs.

"We want to raise awareness in our community of the importance, both socially and medically, of hearing well," she said.

"We'll contact those who take up this program on a yearly basis to monitor their hearing levels and hearing health.

"The best thing is that this program is free to adults."

When you visit the clinic your test will be done by university qualified professionals whose goal is to promote healthy hearing through assessment, prevention, management and rehabilitation of hearing.

When Audiologist Anna Whittington's grandfather and father were fitted with hearing aids she saw how life-changing good hearing can be and that inspired her to become an audiologist.

"It often saddens us to see people withdraw from the activities they once loved, isolating themselves from family and friends as a result of hearing loss," Ms Whittington said.

"We love being able to offer solutions and opportunities as audiologists to help people not only to hear better, but also to improve their overall communication and quality of lives."

For eligible pensioners and veterans, the government assist with free hearing services. Applying for this program is as simple as going in to a hearing centre.

Because every hearing loss is different, your audiologist would be able to assess and evaluate your requirements to recommend the most appropriate solution.

For more information or to book an appointment contact the Hervey Bay clinic on 4124 2082 or Maryborough on 4123 3545.