Hearing Awareness Event

World Hearing Day

3 March 2022

"You Can Ask That"

To create a conversation about hearing loss and how it impacts different parts of our community, the Deafness Council of WA ran “You Can Ask That” on 3 March 2022.

Celebrating World Hearing Day, “You Can Ask That” provides a unique and interesting forum for all members of our community to hear from people who have had an experience with hearing loss, either themselves, as carers, and/or as parents.

The webinar provided the opportunity for people to ask questions of experts in the field who gave unbiased advice and information about what people can do for themselves or their loved ones.

The recorded webinars can be viewed below.

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Thank you to Lotterywest for their support of this event.


Hearing Awareness Week 2022

 

World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.

In Australia:

  • Hearing loss is costing Australia $15 billion a year in health system costs and lost productivity
  • Hearing loss affects 70% of people over the age of 70 and it has a huge impact on the quality of life
  • It is more common than heart disease, cancer and diabetes
  • 500,000 hearing aids are bought every year in Australia
  • 10,000 people whose first language is Auslan cannot be left behind and deserve better access to education, jobs & community life

You are in a good hands....