This week marks National Hearing Awareness Week and Australian Hearing has launched a new service, Hearing Help – the first service of its kind to offer free, easy and direct access to a hearing specialist.
Hearing Help will address the needs of people in Australia who have recently been found to:
- Not know where to find guidance on hearing support
- Wait, on average, eight years to take action for their own, or their loved one’s hearing loss
One in six people experience some form of hearing loss in Australia and this rate doubles for those over the age of 60, so Hearing Help is a great new service, particularly for the older generation.
Hearing Help will reduce the need to physically visit a GP, or Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist for initial hearing advice. It is the first helpline purely dedicated to hearing, putting people directly in touch with a fully qualified hearing specialist, either over the phone or via live web chat, incurring no out-of-pocket expenses.
Australians can call a fully qualified hearing specialist on Freecall 1800 740 301 or visit hearinghelp.com.au.
Read the full media release from Australian Hearing for more information.