May 23, 2018
Support Telethon by Getting LOUD!
As a fundraiser for Telethon, we are asking Western Australian schools and workplaces to join us at Telethon Speech & Hearing to Get LOUD!
Get LOUD! is a campaign to help support Western Australian kids to hear and speak. Unfortunately, we still have 1 in 500 children starting school with a hearing loss and 49% of all childhood deafness is preventable, while 20% of all four-year-olds have difficulty in understanding and using language.
Why Get LOUD?
We need your help. Hearing loss is the second most common health condition experienced by Australians – more common than asthma, heart disease, cancer and diabetes! Also, only 1 in 5 children born with a hearing loss are accessing the early language development and support services they need to set them up for a fulfilled life.
Telethon Speech & Hearing has over 50 years of experience in helping deaf children learn how to speak, supporting children with their speech and language development, and helping their families who are often struggling to get the help they need.
We provide a solution unique in Australia – one that brings together specialist Teachers, Audiologists, Speech Therapists, Auditory-Verbal Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and more to provide a ‘whole of family’ focus to what we do. And it works!
Our outcomes show that if we help children with hearing loss early in life, 86% will graduate high school. This result is higher than the normal population (75%). We know that we provide services that 96% of our parents are satisfied with and state their child is progressing as a results of our programs.
By Getting LOUD! you can help us raise awareness and much needed funds to support these families. Get LOUD! is easy and fun. Simply register online at www.tsh.org.au/get-loud or phone 9387 9888 to get started.