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Love your ears: book a free hearing test

Love your ears: book a free hearing test
Love your ears: book a free hearing test

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If you recognise any of these symptoms in your friend or loved one, they may be experiencing hearing loss.

1. Is your loved one having difficulty following conversations?

2. Are they turning the TV volume too high?

3. Do you often need to repeat yourself?

4. Are they disturbed by ringing or buzzing sounds in their ear (tinnitus)?

5. Has their behaviour changed (for example, withdrawing from social activities)?

Your family and friends often notice before you do that you are missing sounds, misunderstanding conversations or not engaging in social activities as much as you used to. Here are some tips to help you address the situation with them:

. Find a private, comfortable space. Try to be patient and understanding. Let them know what you have noticed.

. Be compassionate and objective.

. Do your research. Managing any degree of hearing loss can have a positive influence on your loved one's health and wellbeing, and help them to maintain strong relationships.

. Be supportive. Even if your friend or loved one wants to do something about their hearing loss, they may not know where to find out more. You can help by letting them know they can easily make an appointment to have a FREE* hearing check.

. Offer to come with them to their appointment. Many people find it helpful to have someone with them when they discuss their hearing and communication needs, have their results explained and consider their options.

Visit Audika's expert team

Audika can give you an immediate insight into your hearing status with a free online hearing check. They also offer free hearing checks for people over 26, and now is a perfect time to get a check.

Audika is proud to partner with Seniors Card again in 2023 to offer eligible Seniors Card members a reward for prioritising their hearing health.

New clients who complete an in-clinic hearing check are eligible for a $50 Visa Prepaid Card. Offer available to Seniors Card members until 31 December 2023^.

Love your ears. Book your free* hearing check at or call 1800 609 962.

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*Free hearing check is for adults 26 years and over.

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