‘This issue was first raised with me by Narelle Buckingham at my first street meeting in Yagoona in June last year. It was also raised again with Minister Joe Ludwig by Hilda and Charlie Garwood of Greenacre when we held a public meeting with him in April this year.
“Today’s opening is a great win for our local community,” Mr Clare said. Mr Clare said the modern new facility provides conveniently-located hearing services to Bankstown and surrounding areas. “Australian Hearing’s newest centre means that locals have better access to healthcare services and will be able to find out about the latest in hearing technology.
“Hearing devices are small and discrete, and enable older people in particular to effectively communicate and enjoy social activities,” Mr Clare said. Sixty per cent of people over the age of 60 have some form of hearing impairment. This increases to about
70 per cent of the population once we reach 70 years of age. Most aged pensioners and veterans are eligible for free and subsidised services from Australian Hearing. The new centre is located at Civic Tower 66-72 Rickard Road, Bankstown. Call 131797 to organise a free hearing screening.
Locals can also check their hearing over the telephone using Telscreen, a free over-the-phone hearing test, by calling toll-free on 1800 826 500. Visit www.hearing.com.au for details on Australian Hearing’s eligibility criteria.
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