About the campaign
Break the Sound Barrier aims to put hearing health and well-being on the national political agenda.
With one in six Australians affected, hearing health and well being deserves to be a national health priority.
This will unlock more funding for services, more investment in research and better community education.
The 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.
A national health priority
Currently Australia has nine national health priorities.
- Cancer control
- Cardiovascular health
- Injury prevention and control
- Mental health
- Diabetes mellitus
- Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions
Hearing health and well-being is not one of them.
To become a health priority requires agreement of the Commonwealth and State Governments through the COAG process.
This means we need to convince our representatives at both a federal and state level that we deserve their support.
Our campaign partners
The Break the Sound Barrier is supported by:
The Deaf Society
Self Help for Hard of Hearing people
Better Hearing Australia
Deaf Sports Australia
Hear For You
Western Hearing Services
Adelaide Digital Hearing Solutions
National Hearing Care
Telethon Speech and Hearing
Starkey Hearing Technologies
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
Hear and Say
Cora Barclay Center