Donate to Make Hearing Health a National Health Priority

By Break the Sound Barrier

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It’s time that hearing health and well-being become a national health priority.

1 in 6 Australians are affected by hearing loss, are deaf, or live with an ear or balance disorder. That’s nearly 4 million Australians.

Australia’s national health priorities are agreed on by Health Ministers in every State and Territory, so we need your help.

Please sign our petition to ask them to help Break the Sound Barrier and make hearing health and well-being a national priority.

Becoming a national health priority will unlock more funding for much needed services. These include free hearing checks in our schools, more investment in research to find better treatments, and better community education so people understand hearing health issues better.

The Break the Sound Barrier campaign is uniting people who are Deaf or have hearing loss or ear/balance disorders, service providers and health professionals to demand we be heard by all levels of government.

Join us and let’s make sure our politicians are listening.

Being a National Health Priority will fund these important initiatives:


Hearing checks for all Australian children at key stages of life.Find out more


A national hearing awareness promotion campaign. Find out more


Improved accessibility for Auslan Find out more


Universal access to hearing health checks every five years for people over 50. Find out more


Make hearing devices tax deductible. Find out more


Don’t let children fall through the gaps with changes to the way hearing services will be delivered in Australia.Find out more

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