Still waiting to be heard...

September 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN: 978-1-74366-664-7

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Chair's Foreword


Committee Secretariat

Terms of Reference



1. Introduction

  About the Inquiry
  Previous Inquiries and Reports into Hearing Health
  Current Inquiries and Investigations into Hearing Health
  Report Structure

2. Current Approaches

  Hearing Impairment in Australia
  Balance Disorders and Other Ear Health Issues in Australia
  Current Provision of Hearing Services and Treatment
  Concluding Comment

3. Hearing Health in At-Risk Populations

  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
  People Living in Rural and Regional Areas
  Aged Population
  Concluding Comment

4. Research and Prevention of Hearing Loss

  Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  Public Awareness of Hearing Health Issues
  Research into Hearing Impairment
  Innovation in Hearing Service Delivery
  Concluding Comment

5. Provision of Hearing Devices

  Structure of the Hearing Aid Clinic Industry
  Training, Registration, and Skills Shortages in Audiology and Audiometry
  Concluding Comment

6. Future of Hearing Services in Australia

  National Disability Insurance Scheme
  Hearing Screening Programs
  Availability of Auslan Interpreters
  Ownership of Australian Hearing
  National Health Priorities
  Concluding Comment

A. Submissions

B. Exhibits

C. Hearings and Witnesses

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