Hear Us: Inquiry into Hearing Health in Australia

Hear Us: Inquiry into Hearing Health in Australia

13 May 2010

© Commonwealth of Australia 2010
ISBN 978-1-74229-208-3

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 7KB)
 
Abbreviations (PDF 86KB)
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Inquiry recommendations by theme (PDF 109KB)
 
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION (PDF 93KB)

Terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Background
Structure of the report
Listen Hear!
Acknowledgements
Note on references

 
CHAPTER 2 - THE EXTENT AND CAUSES OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN AUSTRALIA (PDF 682KB)

Introduction
Severity of hearing impairment
The extent of hearing impairment in Australia
Causes of hearing loss
Committee comment

 
CHAPTER 3 - THE COSTS OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN AUSTRALIA (PDF 110KB)

Introduction
Direct costs of hearing loss
Indirect costs of hearing loss
Other issues of cost
Committee comment

 
CHAPTER 4 - THE IMPLICATIONS OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND THE COMMUNITY (PDF 155KB)

Introduction
The impact of hearing loss on individuals
The impact of hearing loss on communities
Committee comment
Recommendations

 
CHAPTER 5 - ADEQUACY OF ACCESS TO HEARING SERVICES (PDF 235KB)

Introduction
Access to hearing services
Access to assessment services
Access to support services
Access to hearing technologies
Committee comment
Recommendations

 
CHAPTER 6 - ADEQUACY OF HEARING HEALTH RESEARCH PROGRAMS (PDF 125KB)

Introduction
Major Hearing Health Research Programs and Organisations
Research Gaps
Committee comment
Recommendations

 
CHAPTER 7 - ADEQUACY OF EDUCATION AND AWARENESS PROGRAMS (PDF 117KB)

Introduction
Current education and awareness programs
The need for a national public information/awareness campaign
Committee comment
Recommendations

 
CHAPTER 8 - SPECIFIC HEARING HEALTH ISSUES AFFECTING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES (PDF 216KB)

Introduction
Hearing loss among Indigenous Australians
The impact of hearing loss among Indigenous Australians on education
Indigenous hearing health and the criminal justice system
Committee comment
Recommendations

 
APPENDIX 1 - Public Submissions and Additional Information received by the Committee (PDF 110KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings (PDF 95KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
Email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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