News and Events
Keep up to date with what’s happening locally.
Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 and Hearing Loss
BHA take a closer look at the 2021-2031 National Disability Strategy and see where one of the disabilities, hearing loss, fits in.
BHA Welcomes Ellen Mackenzie – Clinical Audiology Consultant
BHA has welcomed Ellen Mackenzie to the BHA team in a part-time role as our Clinical Audiology Consultant.
In audiology who owns what?
We look at Hearing Tracker's latest industry map to see which organisations own the world's hearing aid brands.
Vice-Regal Patronage Continues
Better Hearing Australia has welcomed Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM Governor of Queensland as Patron of the organisation.
What is Tinnitus? Causes and Treatment.
According to Health Direct about two-thirds of people in Australia suffer from tinnitus at some stage of their life. What is it and how can it be treated?
Is your New Year’s resolution damaging your hearing?
Research shows gym classes like spin and HIIT can have dangerously loud sound levels. How loud is too loud and what can you do about it?
Hearing Aids: Their use and limitations
Hearing aids are not a magic bullet for hearing loss. It’s crucial to understand why.
Issues around the sale of hearing aids
Noticed any aggressive marketing campaigns involving hearing aids lately? We certainly have and we’ve seen a few consumers needing support to navigate their way through the service system too.
Veterans and Hearing Loss
Did you know that Australian Veterans get access to a range of hearing services and devices free of charge?
Are you struggling with noisy venues?
Read more about the app that can help you identify venues, restaurants, bars and cafés around you suitable for people with a hearing impairment.
Communicating better when wearing masks
12 tips for communicating when wearing masks. Download our poster with tips for everyone trying to communicate with masks.
Does hearing loss cause dementia?
What does the research currently say about the link between untreated hearing loss and dementia?
Mask exemptions and community understanding
How the hard of hearing are dealing with COVID and the era of masks. Our member Jill Lindley recounts her recent experiences.
Mask Exemptions and the Hard of Hearing
Download this new BHA resource to let people know they can remove their masks to communicate with you.
Adjusting Hearing Aids to Compensate for Masks
New research suggests your audiologist can adjust gains on hearing aids to improve communication when listening to people with masks on.
What you need to know about your Covid-19 vaccination
The latest information from the Australian Government Department of Health
Jointly organised by the Queensland Skull Base Unit and Queensland Acoustic Neuroma Association, this is a unique event in Australia as it brings together clinicians and patients in a joint forum.
The Disability Gateway is now available.
The Disability Gateway is your first step in finding information and services for people with disability, their families and carers.
Button/Coin Batteries Safety Standards
In December 2020 the Australian Government made mandatory safety and information standards for button batteries and consumer goods containing them. Read more about what this means for consumers and businesses.
NRS User Survey Feedback
Watch initial feedback from the 2021 NRS user survey.
Review of the Australian Government Hearing Services Program
ACE Program starts soon!
Australia’s Hearing Health Roadmap
Pam O’Gorman Bursary
For students with hearing loss starting or currently studying in tertiary education, including university and TAFE studies, this bursary can help with costs of studying.
World Hearing Day
On World Hearing Day there are messages we want policymakers to take heed of.
Federal Budget Announcement
Hearing Health Roadmap gets $21m over 5 years.