Hearing Australia buses helping bushfire affected communities in NSW and Victoria

Hearing Australia buses are visiting bushfire impacted areas in NSW and Victoria to support clients and other members of the community who need hearing help.
 
The custom-equipped buses, crewed by qualified audiologists, provide services including initial hearing checks, replacement of hearing aids lost or damaged during the bushfire emergency, and hearing aid batteries*.

Hearing Australia has also teamed up with Cochlear to help people with a Cochlear implant who have been impacted by the bushfires. The buses are equipped with Cochlear Nucleus and Baha® Bone conduction implant troubleshooting kits and accessories, such as microphone protectors, spare non-rechargeable batteries, cables and coils.
 
Local Hearing Australia teams will also be visiting bushfire affected areas to support clients and other members of the community with their hearing health needs.

Hearing Australia bus and community visit schedule - NSW and VIC#

Location

Address

When

Morwell

Manny's Market
Commercial Road, Morwell, VIC


Monday 24 February
10:00 am

Morwell


Hearing Australia Moe
15 Fowler Street, Moe VIC


Tuesday 25 February
3:00 pm

Sale


Maffra IGA
102 - 106 Johnson Street, Maffra VIC

Wednesday 26 February
9:00 am

Sale


Ashleigh House, Independent Units Northwood Park
51 - 53 Stead Street, Sale, VIC


Thursday 27 February
9:00 am 

Sale


Ashleigh House, Independent Units Eastwood Park
180 - 190 Gutheridge Pde, Sale, VIC

Thursday 27 February
1:00 pm

Sale


Yarram Woolworths
17 James Street, Yarram, VIC

Friday 28 February
9:00 am

 

In addition to the bus and community visit service, Hearing Australia has set up an emergency helpline on 1800 826 500 available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm AEST, for anyone impacted by the bushfires who needs hearing help. 

Hearing Australia will work with Australian Government Services, including Centrelink, and local organisations to ensure that people living in bushfire affected areas know how to get urgent help from Hearing Australia if they need it. 

“For over 70 years, Hearing Australia has put our clients at the heart of everything we do,” says Mr Kim Terrell, Managing Director of Hearing Australia. “We know this is a devastating time for many people across the nation and we encourage anyone in a bushfire affected area who needs help with their hearing, or the hearing of a family member, to call our helpline, hop on our bus or talk to our local team.”  

Hearing Australia operates in over 600 locations across Australia. It’s the nation’s largest provider of government-funded hearing services for children, young adults up to 26, adults with complex communication needs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans and pensioners.

*Please note conditions apply. Follow up services may attract a fee. Please discuss eligibility requirements with your Hearing Australia representative.
#Bus and community visit schedule subject to change depending on local conditions.    

Media enquiries:        
Linda Ballam-Davies
Hearing Australia
0438 992 282
linda.ballam-davies@hearing.com.au

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