Hearing health and well-being – Break the Sound Barrier
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Sign up to help Break the Sound Barrier, and show your support for making hearing health and well-being a national health priority.

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Being a National Health Priority will fund these important initiatives:

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Free hearing tests

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

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A national hearing awareness promotion campaign. Find out more

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Hearing awareness promotion

A national hearing awareness promotion campaign. Find out more

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Improved accessibility for Auslan

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Improved accessibility for Auslan Find out more

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

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Universal access to hearing health checks for people over 50

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

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Tax deductible hearing devices

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Make hearing devices tax deductible. Find out more

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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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Don't let kids fall through the gaps

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

Free hearing tests

Share your story

Our community is rich with diverse experiences. Break the Sound Barrier aims to showcase these stories. The more stories we share, the more people we can reach and the stronger our movement.

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Senator Rachel Siewert – Mum’s story

My mother has had a hearing impairment for quite a long time although she only got her hearing aids about 12 years ago. Read More »

Victoria Bird

Worth the journey – Victoria’s story

I received my first pair of hearing aids shortly after being diagnosed with hearing loss at three years of age. When I first started working as a teacher I definitely had to adapt – like making sure […] Read More »

Lucy Eels deaf nurse

From a deaf nurse – Lucy’s story

I was diagnosed with a hearing loss at the age of two. I was fitted with the most powerful hearing aids; I did not get much benefit from them and I therefore received my first cochlear […] Read More »

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