Prevention

Our commitment to prevention

At Hearing Australia, we’re passionate about our mission to prevent avoidable hearing loss. 
We’re developing a National Hearing Loss Prevention Strategy in collaboration with government and non-government organisations, industry  and remote communities to drive lasting change. 

We are focussed on two key areas where action is urgently needed: Hearing problems present in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and noise-induced hearing loss in all Australians. Scroll down to see more about our programs and initiatives.

Action Plan to improve ear health and hearing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

 

Serious ear and hearing troubles affect one in three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids in Australia. 

Our draft Action Plan outlines how we will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services and communities, government, and non-government stakeholders, to address system failures that have led to this inequity.  

Click here to view the draft Action Plan: 2022-2024 Draft Action Plan for improving the ear health and hearing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children 

This draft Action Plan was developed following engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and services, key knowledge holders and experts in hearing health care around the nation. It is being released for consultation to enable all stakeholders the opportunity to contribute and work with us on this important initiative.  

Thank you to individuals and organisations for providing feedback on our Draft Action Plan. Consultation has now closed. A final version of the Action Plan will be published on Hearing Australia’s website and shared with stakeholders in April 2022. For further information please contact us at prevention@hearing.com.au.

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Preventing noise induced hearing loss

Around one in five Australians are at risk of permanent irreversible hearing loss from noise exposure at work . We aim to prevent avoidable noise-induced hearing loss in all Australians, by educating on how to protect against ear damage and engage in safe listening.
 

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How to listen to music safely

Music is a powerful thing. Play a song and suddenly you realise you’re not the only one who’s ever felt that way. 

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