Change your world! Hearing Health and Wellbeing in Australia
The Australian Parliament is looking into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing in Australia in a national public inquiry.
You can read submissions to the Inquiry, including Deafness Forum of Australia’s submission, on the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport website
Hearing is not one of Australia’s national health priorities. It means we do not have the adequate investment in services and research we need. It also means there is not a focus on community education. It’s a barrier that is preventing too many Australians from reaching their potential.
Break the Sound Barrier is a public campaign uniting our entire sector for a common cause - to make hearing a national priority. The campaign has a website and Facebook page. Its aim is to tell our stories and share our experiences to get hearing on the national agenda. The long term goal is for state and the federal governments agreeing to make hearing Australia’s 10th national health priority.
Tenille, Hamish and Angus want to break the sound barrier.