World Hearing Day
To mark World Hearing Day this year, Ability Links Hunter Central Coast and partners have launched ‘Listening In’, a communities-based research effort to improve opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. It starts with an online questionnaire and ends with a call to action – to help find more about what hearing assistance and supports are working, and what’s not.
One in six Australians are affected by hearing loss, nearly four million people nationwide.
By 2050, that number is forecast to reach one in four Australians, making it the second most common condition nationally – more common than asthma, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
The theme for this year’s World Hearing Day (March 3, 2018) is “Hear the future … and prepare for it”.