Hearing Help for Bushfire Affected Communities across Australia
Hearing Australia has established an emergency hearing help service to support its clients and members of the community in bushfire affected areas across Australia.
Hearing Australia will help all people with hearing loss to have access to support during the bushfire crisis.
The service is available to anyone needing hearing help and includes:
- An emergency Helpline 1800 826 500 available 8.30am to 5.00pm AEST, seven days a week
- Access to emergency appointments to see a qualified audiologist at the nearest Hearing Australia centre
- Priority support services including hearing checks, replacement hearing aids and batteries
- Hearing Australia bus will visit communities in bushfire impacted areas when it is safe to provide hearing healthcare
Hearing Australia will work with government services like Centrelink and local organisations so that people living in bushfire affected areas know how to get help from Hearing Australia if and when they need it.
More information here.