The future is hear and full of possibility for the 3.6 million Australians impacted by hearing loss – which is set to double by 2060.1 Research shows that every second person knows someone affected by hearing loss, yet it can take up to 10 years for many of us to actually do something about it.2

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“It’s about connecting with everyone that you see every day. For me when I got my cochlear implant, I finally realised what I had been missing out on.”

Roisin, fitted with hearing aids at four years old, and now has a cochlear implant

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Your Impact

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Over 300 babies are born with hearing loss in Australia each year3

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By the time children reach school-age this number doubles1

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Approximately 4,000 Australian children under six years old have a significant permanent hearing loss4

If a loved one is experiencing any of the signs of hearing loss give them a little nudge to get their hearing tested.

References

1 The Social and Economic Cost of Hearing Loss in Australia. (2017). Retrieved from HCIA website: https://www.hcia.com.au/hcia-wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Social-and-Economic-Cost-of-Hearing-Health-in-Australia_June-2017.pdf

2  Understanding auditory deprivation: Why untreated hearing loss is bad for your brain. (2021, July 6). Healthy Hearing. https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/46306-Hearing-loss-auditory-deprivation

3 Queensland Health. (2020). Screening Protocols and Guidelines 2016 V2. https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/PDF/healthy-hearing/2017-newborn-prot-guide.pdf

4 Hearing Australia. (2021). Demographic Details of Young Australians aged less than 26 years with a hearing loss, who have been fitted with a hearing aid or cochlear implant at 31 December 2020. https://hearing.com.au/HearingAustralia/media/assets/Documents/2020-Demographics-of-Aided-Young-Australians-at-31-December-2020.pdf

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