Week 2011

HCIA is very proud to have beem the Platinum Sponsor of Hearing Awareness Week 2011. Hearing Awareness Week is a vital part of the ongoing effort by the industry to raise the profile of issues faced by people affected by Hearing Loss. Hearing Awareness Week comprises many events across the country, starting with an expo held at Parliament House.

In 2011 Hearing Awareness Week was launched with a ceremony led by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, The Honourable Mark Butler, MP. Donna Staunton, CEO of the HCIA  who also made a speech at the launch. HCIA called on government to help lessen the employment and social impacts of hearing impairment by uncoupling access to hearing services and the pension age. This would allow people, particularly those in the 45 – 65 year age to access hearing services to assist them minimise the impact of hearing loss on their productivity and income earning potential.