Since 1988 the Deafness Council have presented an award during Hearing Awareness Week, the first being to Kevin Campbell from Channel 7 for his involvement in the first live captioning of the Channel 7 News.
The Award is named after Dr Harry Blackmore, a life member of the Deafness Council WA Inc, in recognition of his outstanding work over many years in advancing the interests of Deaf and hearing impaired people.
The Award is given in recognition of the contribution made by an individual or organisation that has enhanced the quality of life of people who are Deaf or hearing impaired or who have raised the level of awareness in the broader community of issues that affect Deaf and hearing impaired people.
Congratulations to this years winner Dr Dona Jayakody.
After completing a PhD in Audiology in 2012, Dr Jayokody took up a clinical position as a cochlear implant audiologist at the Ear Science Institute. Since 2014 she has been engaged in a full time post-doctoral research position at ESIA focusing on cognitive decline and hearing loss in older adults. The study has already found a significant association between untreated hearing loss and cognitive impairment.
Previous winners of the Award include;
Hearing Awareness Week 2021 nominations for the Award are now open and will close on October 31st 2021.
Please forward nominations to Deafness Council WA Inc, PO box 1388, South Perth, WA. 6951.
Deafness Council WA Inc
0488 588 863