Deafness Forum Australia wants a new Government to support all Australians who are deaf or hard of hearing to live well in the community.
Deafness Forum encourages a new Government to implement our Hearing Health Roadmap. This Roadmap has been created to improve the lives of the millions of Australians affected by hearing loss and will spearhead a coordinated national effort to improve hearing health.
Eight key priorities have been identified. They include a public awareness campaign, child ear health checks, increased availability of Australia’s sign language, Auslan, improved aged care hearing services, and more support for people on low incomes.
The Roadmap has a further 147 actions, highlighting the broad range of initiatives that a new Government and the hearing health sector can work together on.