2018 Planned Date and Location
The Deafness Forum have advised that World Hearing Day, presented by the World Health Organisation, is scheduled for Saturday 3rd March 2018. Hearing Awareness Week in Australia will be brought forward in 2018 to the week running up to the international day.
The international theme in 2018 will be ‘Hear the Future’. It will focus on the expected increase in hearing loss prevalence in coming years.
In Western Australia for 2018 Deafness Council WA will conduct an event on Wednesday February 28th which will include;
- Official Launch of the week
- Presentation of Dr Harry Blackmore Award
- Presentation of Clear Speech Award
- Key note address on the weeks theme ‘Hear the Future’
- Morning Tea
- Hypothetical type discussion on the theme including student participation
It is proposed that the event be held at the Boulevard Centre in Floreat with organisations encouraged to set up displays.
Raising Community Awareness
Hearing Awareness Week 2017 is on the 22nd of August, this year’s theme is “Hearing is Precious and Fragile”. Deafness Council WA will be supporting this theme with a focus on prevention. Events planned for the week include the Hearing Awareness Week Launch on Tuesday 22nd, a Q+A (ABC style) event for the community on Wednesday 23rd and a Hearing Bus Day on Friday 25th. Deafness Council WA will be promoting these activities and events through media advertisements and this website will keep the community updated.