Providing a public voice on hearing loss

The HCIA was formed with the view to better inform policy development, provide a public voice on hearing related matters, and to raise the profile of hearing issues in Australia.

There is no doubt that the Commonwealth’s Hearing Services Program is an outstanding program that provides a world class service to eligible clients; young people under the age of 26 or adults on an age, disability or veteran’s pension. However, this leaves many people who have a hearing impairment and are of working age, without any funding or access to services and technologies that will enable them to communicate and get into or stay in the workforce.