Approximately 3.6 million Australians are affected by some degree of hearing loss, and this proportion increases dramatically with age. It is estimated that hearing loss affects 58% of people aged 61-70 years and up to 74% of people aged 71 years and older. Not only is hearing loss very common, but it can also have[…]
Our CEO, Caitlin Barr met with Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians during Hearing Awareness Week, to discuss the important role of hearing care in the wellbeing & participation of Senior Victorians. The challenges that exist in the hearing sector around access and effectiveness were discussed – and the steps necessary to ensure older people[…]
World Hearing Day is on Sunday, 3 March and will launch an exciting Hearing Awareness Week for 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) have announced this year’s theme to be about early intervention & getting your hearing checked. Be it those who listen to music for long periods of time, adults over the age of 50 or[…]
This morning’s ABC Radio AM program raised important issues that currently exist for people with hearing loss and their family. As CEO of Better Hearing Australia VIC, and as an advocate for quality hearing care that is sensitive to individuals’ needs, I reiterate the importance of consumers being empowered and informed about their hearing. At[…]
Want to make the City of Melbourne more inclusive for people with disability? Click the attached PDF to find out more. What is this study about? This project aims to identify ways in which the City of Melbourne can be more inclusive for people with disability. The research is co-funded by the City of Melbourne, Melbourne[…]
It is with great excitement that I connect with you, as members, stakeholders and followers, as CEO of Better Hearing Australia (VIC). In this message, I’d like to share with you a few of my early learnings and how I am going to ensure that Better Hearing Australia (VIC) makes a difference for you and[…]
Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 takes place from Monday February 4- Sunday February 10. In partnership with the British Tinnitus Association, we’ll be discussing this year’s theme of ‘isolation’, and the impact that this has on people opening up to their family, friends and co-workers. Share your tinnitus story via the hashtag #TinnitusWeek and tell us[…]
Enjoy the latest issue of our newsletter, Better Hearing Today. Please note, our office will be closed for the holiday period from Monday 24th December -Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We will re-open on Thursday, 3rd January. Have a wonderful festive season!
Our office will be closed for the holiday period from Monday 24th December 2018 -Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We will reopen on Thursday, 3rd January 2019. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Today we say farewell to Athina Georgiou, Chief Executive Officer of Better Hearing Australia (VIC), who is retiring from full time work. Athina has been with the organisation for over 18 months, leading key projects & achieving outcomes to ensure the organisation is in a strong position for the long-term future. Athina was instrumental in[…]