Harry Blackmore Award

Dr Harry Blackmore Award 2022 Nominations


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 Hard of Hearing 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 Hard of Hearing or who have raised the level of awareness in the broader community of issues that affect Deaf and hard of hearing.

Recent Award Winners

2012 Paul Higginbotham
2013 Anne Jeavons
2014 Stewart Carter
2015 John Richards
2016 Mavis Fisher
2017 Rob Eikelboom
2018 Pam Davies
2019 Geoff Reader
2020 Dr Dona Jayakody --- Awarded for her outstanding research work that includes assessing the impact of hearing loss treatment using hearing implants and hearing aids on cognitive functions and mental health of older adults with hearing loss.
2021 Pia Leeming --- Awarded for the outstanding way in which, over many years, she has supported families to understand what they need to do to help their children learn to listen and use spoken language

2021 Award Winner

Congratulations to this years award winner - Pia Leeming

Pia is presently an audiologist at Perth Children's Hospital.

Pia's programs and vision were instrumental in Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre once being considered one of the best Auditory Verbal practices in the world.

Pia's impact has been at the 'grass roots level' of a family's journey to help them grow strong capable independent children.

Barry MacKinnon - President

 Deafness Council WA

2022 Award Nominations

Nominations for the Award are now open and will close on December 31st 2021.

Please forward nominations to Deafness Council WA Inc, PO Box 1388, South Perth, WA. 6951.

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