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Election ’22 – hearing health for all Australians

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.

Read Australia’s Roadmap for Hearing Health