Have You Heard About Specsavers Audiology Runaway Bay?

30 Aug 2017

Specsavers Runaway Bay has launched a new audiology service to its customers, revolutionising the industry for Australia by offering hearing aids and care at prices never seen before.

But while affordable services and products are important, Specsavers Audiology Runaway Bay’s new owner and audiologist Andrew Fraser says experience and professionalism is the key to success.

“After achieving a master’s degree in Audiology from The University of Queensland 17 years ago, I became an audiologist and have always practiced here in Australia. I am passionate about my job because I help people make the most of their lives.

“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 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,” says Andrew.

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’ General Manager of its newly created audiology business, Darrel Magna says the new audiology offering is giving Australians exceptional value in hearing aids and care as well as the expert service that the Specsavers brand has become well-known for.

“By offering audiology, we’re providing truly accessible health care for our customers’ ears as well as their eyes. The earlier we detect and treat hearing loss, the less of an impact the problem will have on a person’s hearing long term.

“All customers at Specsavers Runaway Bay will now have a free five minute hearing screen included as part of their overall eye health test in store. We don’t want Australians to have to wait 7-10 years to do something about their hearing challenges, especially if it means they can’t live their lives to the full,” he said.

If you feel like your hearing isn’t as good as it should be, Andrew is now taking bookings for free 15 minute hearing checks at Specsavers Audiology Runaway Bay. If further testing is required, comprehensive hearing assessments are being offered for $49. If you require hearing assistance as a result, Specsavers Audiology Runaway Bay 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 Audiology Runaway Bay starts at $1495.

Specsavers Audiology Runaway Bay 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.

To book a hearing check at Specsavers Audiology Runaway Bay, call (07) 5500 5455 or book online at www.specsavers.com.au/audiology.