Australia’s Hearing Health Roadmap

Australia’s Hearing Health Roadmap

Australia’s first Hearing Health Roadmap has been created to improve the lives of the millions of Australians affected by hearing loss.

The Roadmap was reviewed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council on Friday 8th of March, to spearhead a coordinated effort to improve hearing health.

Eight key priorities identified include a public awareness campaign, child ear health checks, increased availability of Australia’s sign language, Auslan, improved aged care hearing services, and more support for people on low incomes.

The Roadmap has a further 147 actions, highlighting the broad range of initiatives the Government and hearing sector can work together on.

The Australian Government is acting to improve hearing health through a more collaborative and cohesive approach involving governments and stakeholders. This is exemplified by the Roadmap for Hearing Health, which was developed through partnering with stakeholders.

The Roadmap highlights the role all Australians can take in caring for their hearing, and ensuring inclusion of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, the Roadmap highlights the importance of early identification and suitable support being provided by a professional workforce.

The actions outlined in the Roadmap involve a wide range of stakeholders including consumer and community groups, suppliers and providers, manufacturers, and researchers.

PDF version: Roadmap for Hearing Health – Hearing Health Sector Committee – PDF 257 KB
Word version: Roadmap for Hearing Health – Hearing Health Sector Committee – Word 71 KB

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