Bunbury Better Hearing Group hold open day for potential new members

Listening in: Lip-reading instructor Cynthia Dutton and treasurer Roger Thornton wearing the high-vis vests. Photo: Supplied.

Listening in: Lip-reading instructor Cynthia Dutton and treasurer Roger Thornton wearing the high-vis vests. Photo: Supplied.

The Bunbury Better Hearing Group recently held an open day for the public when Kathy Murray, an audiologist from Advanced Hearing WA in Busselton, addressed the group on new technology in hearing aids and listening devices using Bluetooth Technology.

The talk also covered the advantages and disadvantages in purchasing hearing aids over the internet.

It proved a highly informative talk with those attending walking away very pleased with the information gained.

The group has become involved in selling high-vis vests to those that suffer significant hearing loss.

The RecReady vests were designed for use in public areas such as foot paths, particularly where there is common use with cyclists.

The print on the back of the vest warns cyclists coming up behind that the person wearing the vest may not hear the cycle coming nor the bell.

The vests have been met with great enthusiasm by members of Better Hearing Australia.

They were designed and distributed by the Canberra Branch of Better Hearing Australia.

They cost $30 each retail plus postage, if applicable.

The small margin on the vests help to fund the activities of the non-profit branches and groups.  

They come in large and medium sizes, with the large fitting most elderly people.

Interested in attaining a vest? Email dhancock@compwest.net.au

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