Hearing health and well-being – Break the Sound Barrier
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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.

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.

Kash

From a world devoid of sound to success – Kash’s Story

I was born profoundly deaf to hearing parents, and due to the severity of my disability (sensorineural deafness), my parents were advised upon discovery of my deafness when I was 2 years old, that I would […] Read More »

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Joy at the Sound of Music

While pregnant with me, my mum experienced a placental abruption and I went without oxygen for 20 mins. I had proved the doctors wrong with only a diagnosis of a sensorineural hearing impairment at age 2 […] Read More »

Price 1

A National Deaf Bowling Champion’s journey through life

I was not diagnosed as being deaf until Grade 1 at Primary School.  I have worn hearing aids all my life since then. I attended an ordinary State Primary School and not a School for the Deaf.  […] Read More »

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