World Hearing Day
World Hearing Day aims to raise awareness on how individuals can prevent deafness and hearing loss, while promoting ear and hearing care worldwide. In Australia, approximately 3.6 million people live with some level of hearing loss. Of those people, over 1.3 million individuals live with a hearing condition that could have been prevented.
Over 1 in 3 Aussies have noise-related ear damage. Ear and hearing care in Australia has to be improved. The effect of hearing loss on an individual can be major with serious implications on their communication abilities, social isolation, feelings of loneliness and frustration, delayed language development in children, academic difficulties and employment opportunities. Societies must ensure they adjust and cater their community services, main stream social conventions and environments to meet the needs of everyone within, particularly those who are vulnerable and with impairments.
Please visit their website to see how you can support this cause and to learn more about deafness and hearing loss. Be sure to check out their social media pages for any helpful information or updates they share! It’s so important that communities take care of each other, so where possible, please offer a helping hand if someone looks like they need support.