Halving the rate of hearing loss in First Nations children by 2029
Hearing Australia has launched its Action Plan for Improving Ear Health and Hearing Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children. The organisation is committed to working with First Nations peoples and communities to halve the rate of hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children by 2029.
The Hearing Australia Action Plan for Improving Ear Health and Hearing Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children commits Hearing Australia to building on its current collaboration with organisations, government and communities to improve the systems, services and policies that contribute to better ear health and hearing outcomes. It’s a collaboration that started in 1954 with Hearing Australia’s first visiting audiology service in the Northern Territory.
The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services, joined Jody Currie, Yugambeh woman and Hearing Australia Board Director and Hearing Australia Managing Director, Kim Terrell to launch the Action Plan last month at the Moonee Ponds Hearing Australia centre in Melbourne. Special guests at the event included clients, colleagues from the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and Rural Workforce of Australia, and members of Hearing Australia’s First Nations Services Unit.
Visit the Hearing Australia website to read the Action Plan and for more information.