Getting to hear you…

December 7, 2012 by Ayal Tusia
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Victoria’s Jewish Care is supporting adults living at The Manders Villas in Caulfield to raise their health awareness by inviting hearing specialists to talk to them about the range of free hearing services available.


The Manders Villas residents are all ears for good hearing

Bloom Hearing Specialists stopped by in December to talk to residents about accessing free hearing tests. Jewish Care residents on a pension can also access free hearing aids, further hearing tests and a range of other services.

Jewish Care CEO Bill Appleby said the next step would be to extend this opportunity to people in Jewish Care’s supported accommodation housing and respite units.

Appleby said it was important for the wider community to be aware that such services existed and encouraged others to take advantage of the opportunity presented.

“Jewish Care believes in empowering all members of our community to be actively involved in addressing their health,” Appleby said. “There is no time like the present. Hearing tests are free for everyone, and some people on a pension may be eligible for further benefits – it’s worth asking about.”

To find out more about accessing free hearing tests and hearing aids, contact Bloom Hearing Specialists on 1800 777 659.


One Response to “Getting to hear you…”
  1. Elaine says:

    I commend initiatives that encourage hearing awareness. Maintaining access to hearing is such a vital aspect of health ageing. It’s worth noting that the best hearing test is an answer to the question, do I ever have difficulty hearing – or do my family think I do?
    Blamey and Saunders have provided access to advanced hearing aids at an extraordinarily low cost, that people can set up to comfort themselves, if they have a computer. The hearing aids are based partly on bionic ear technology, with a DIY set up developed by Daniel Taft. They save a lot of money as it’s direct to the client from the hearing aid company.
    For people who decide to get hearing aids, if they are not eligible for free ones, they should check out prices and value for what they pay very carefully. Hearing aid products and services are commonly bundled together. Check out how much support you get, and what percentage of the product price it costs. For people with internet, Blamey & Saunders do most of the support online.

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