Katie Kenzler of the Warwick National Hearing Care centre and senior audiometrist Tammy Murray show off their hearing test booth.
Katie Kenzler of the Warwick National Hearing Care centre and senior audiometrist Tammy Murray show off their hearing test booth. Erin Smith

Seniors undergo vital tests

UNFORTUNATELY hearing loss is not uncommon among the region's senior farmers, but thanks to the recently opened National Hearing Care Centre in Warwick they are now able to get the help they need.

The centre opened earlier this year and senior audiometrist Tammy Murray said she was really enjoying her time working in Warwick.

"The people out here are just so lovely," she said.

Ms Murray said a lot of the centre's clientele were seniors who had worked in industries that used a lot of machinery.

"Industrial hearing loss is the main cause of hearing loss, especially in this area, with many farmers using lots of noisy equipment," she said.

"Hearing protection was not around when they were young and now it has caught up with them. Genetics also plays a part."

The centre offers free hearing checks and Ms Murray said they took next to no time at all.

"They take about 15 minutes so there is no reason to put them off," she said.

The centre, at shop 2 26B Wood St, opposite Zarraffas, is open from 8.30pm-5pm Monday to Friday.

Hearing checks can be made by giving them a call on 3018 1180 or just dropping into the centre.



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