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Hearing Awareness Week
World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. It coincides with Hearing Awareness Week in Australia.
Hearing loss is costing Australia $15 billion a year in health system costs and lost productivity
Hearing loss affects 70% of people over the age of 70 and it has a huge impact on the quality of life
It is more common than heart disease, cancer and diabetes
500,000 hearing aids are bought every year in Australia
10,000 people whose first language is Auslan cannot be left behind and deserve better access to education, jobs & community life