Falkirk’s deputy provost John Patrick has no worries about missing anything said in the council chambers after his hearing was given a clean bill of health.
The councillor was opening the new Amplifon hearing centre in Falkirk High Street when audiologist Lynsey McDonald carried out the check.
He said: “I was surprised at just how easy it was to take the hearing test. Most of us wouldn’t think twice about getting our eyes tested and we really need to look after our ears in the same way.”
Lynsey said: “People often delay getting their hearing checked for up to 10 years after first noticing a problem, so we hope the residents of Falkirk will follow the Deputy Provost’s example and get their hearing tested regularly.
“A full hearing test appointment takes around 80 minutes and assesses your ability to detect sounds at a number of different frequencies. Just like a sight test, it’s a simple process that can pinpoint any problems and help you address them.”