Specsavers The Glen Announces New Audiology Service13 Feb 2018
After years of nodding and shaking his head at the wrong time, local-shopper Terry Sullivan was first in line to have his hearing tested at Specsavers The Glen when it launched Specsavers Audiology on Friday, 9 February 2018.
“I find it really difficult to hear in loud situations and I worry that I look rude when I withdraw from social conversations. Most of the time I pretend I have heard what’s been said and just nod or shake my head”, says Terry.
As a local shopper at The Glen, Terry became aware that the Specsavers The Glen will be one of the first Specsavers store in Victoria to launch Audiology to customers. This news will revolutionise the audiology industry for Victorian customers, offering hearing aids and care at prices never seen before.
“I am so frustrated from always second guessing what’s been said and being too embarrassed to ask people to repeat themselves. I want to be able to participate in the things I enjoy like going to the movies or concerts again”, Terry says.
Specsavers Audiologist, Yien Ching Ang, is encouraging all Glen Waverley locals who might have concerns about their hearing to book a free 15-minute hearing check.
“At the moment it takes most Australians 7-10 years to acknowledge they have hearing loss before they do anything to help it – if they do anything at all. During these years, I have personally seen so many cases where hearing loss affects a person’s confidence and their connection with others. The individual becomes embarrassed at having difficulty joining in on conversations, so they back away from social engagement and start to become isolated. As we all know, social isolation and a lack of independence can lead to a whole range of both mental and physical conditions, especially if the individual is older”, she says.
One in six Australians experience hearing loss, yet only one in three does anything about it*. On top of this, new Specsavers research** has shown that over half of Australians (57%), 18 years and over, have experienced moments where they felt concerned about their hearing.
Specsavers’ Executive Director of Audiology, Darrel Magna says the new offering is giving Australians a more accessible solution to hearing loss by providing the clear, low prices and expert service that the Specsavers brand has become well-known for.
If you feel like your hearing isn’t as good as it should be, Specsavers The Glen is taking bookings for free 15 minute hearing checks. If further testing is required, comprehensive hearing assessments are being offered for $49. If you require hearing assistance as a result, Specsavers The Glen has a range of hearing aids designed and built by leading manufacturers, which feature cutting-edge innovations in hearing assistance. A pair of hearing aids at Specsavers starts from $1495.
Specsavers Audiology is accredited as a qualified hearing service provider by the Australian Government Hearing Services Program, which provides eligible people with access to hearing services such as hearing assessments, subsidised hearing aids and aftercare services. If you think you might be eligible, you can apply for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program online or via post.
For more information or to book a hearing test, call Specsavers The Glen on 9803 2977 or visit www.specsavers.com.au/hearing