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Australian Launch – World Report on Hearing – YouTube Premiere

WHO ‘Hearathon’,a global movement for better ear and hearing care.

On this day, in Australia and around the world, stakeholders in the field of ear and hearing care will mark the launch of the first ever WHO World Report on Hearing that will help guide governments, health professionals, health services providers and civil society organisations to address the growing societal challenge of the rising prevalence of hearing loss.  This event provides an opportunity for Australia to highlight its world class initiatives in hearing health and an opportunity for stakeholders to unite and collaborate to achieve the themes of this World Hearing Day and title of the Report Hearing care for ALL! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate.

World Report on Hearing

VIP speakers

  • David Brady, Chair of Deafness Forum and CEO of Hear For You
  • The Hon. Trent Zimmerman, MP, Chair Standing Committee on Health and Aged Care
  • The Hon. John Howard OM AC
  • The Hon. Mark Coulton, MP, Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government
  • Professor Catherine McMahon, Director of Macquarie University HEAR Centre
  • Dr Kelvin Kong, ENT surgeon and Associate Professor at University of Newcastle
  • Professor Tom Calma AO
  • Justin Langer, Ambassador for Ear Science Institute Australia and Australian cricket coach
  • Brett Lee, WHO World Hearing Forum Champion and world-renowned cricketer
  • Sue Walters, President of CICADA Australia
  • The Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MP – Member for Kingsford Smith
  • The Hon. Dr Fiona Martin, MP, Chair Select Committee on Mental Health and Co-Chair Parliamentary Friends of Hearing Health
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