NEWS & UPDATES
HHSA 2023-25 PROPOSED HEARING HEALTH PRIORITIES
February 28, 2023
It is estimated that 3.6 million or one in six Australians experience some form of hearing impairment. Hearing is immensely personal, and it is individuals who are the primary participants in managing their physical and mental health and communication needs. Australia’s world-leading hearing sector has done much to address this challenge. But today we stand at a crossroad.
THE MONTREAL COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT - HEARING IMPAIRED VERSION
January 5, 2023
Prof Piers Dawes from the University of Queensland’s Centre for Hearing Research and his SENSEcog project colleagues across Europe and Canada have published a version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) adapted and validated for people with hearing impairment.
WORLD HEARING DAY WILL BE HELD ON 3 MARCH 2023
February 10, 2023
Did you know there are 4 million Australians living with hearing loss?
And this figure is predicted to increase to almost 9 million by 2050 as the population ages.
LISTEN UP, CANBERRA
August 29, 2022
The HHSA met in Canberra in August 2022 for the first face-to-face meeting in some years due to COVID restrictions. Over two days, the HHSA met with Dr Mike Freelander MP and senior members of the Department of Health to advocate for better hearing health outcomes for all Australians. In this meeting they continued to steer a clear strategic way forward to address the five priority areas.
HHSA 2023-24 PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION
February 13, 2023
Expanding access to affordable hearing health care for vulnerable Australians.
SECTOR WELCOMES FEDERAL BUDGET FUNDING BOOST FOR HEARING HEALTH
June 9, 2019
The Hearing Health Sector Alliance, a body compromising of consumer groups, industry associations, research institutes and professional associations has welcomed the October 2020 Federal Budget, saying that funding will assist in raising awareness of hearing loss and support Australians who are deaf or hard of hearing.