Every year on March 3, World Hearing Day is commemorated to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss as well as promoting ear and hearing care across the world.
It marks the beginning of Hearing Awareness Week in Australia and highlights for us all the importance of having our hearing checked regularly and reducing the noise around us for better hearing health.
As many as four million Australians have hearing loss or are deaf and Hearing Awareness Week focuses on the fragility of hearing health and ways to protect it.
The week aims to eliminate the stigma, isolation, lack of work opportunities and the associated health issues that come with hearing loss and how to improve the overall quality of life for people with deafness or hearing loss.
This year’s theme for World Hearing Day is: Hearing for Life: Don’t let hearing loss limit you.
As a long-standing centre of support for families and children with hearing loss, Telethon Speech & Hearing provides a range of integrated educational and therapeutic programs fto support children with hearing loss. They include:
- Chatterbox – An early intervention program for children with hearing loss aged 0-5 years. This program provides support and therapy, including group and individual sessions with access to on-site speech pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists.
- Outpost – A school support program for students with hearing loss located in 11 mainstream settings at various schools in the Perth metropolitan area, ranging from Pre-kindy to Year 12.
- Ear Health – Operating in the Pilbara, Wheatbelt and Cockburn/Kwinana regions, our ear health programs offer an integrated approach from screening to audiology to primary health and surgical supports for children suffering from otitis media. Our focus on local solutions and where possible we have staff living and working at our permanent rural sites.
- Audiology and Therapy Clinics – Providing one-on-one support in the areas of audiology, speech therapy and occupational therapy for children. We are a registered NDIS provider and can help give transparent and unbiased advice to families seeking support in this area.
TSH Events supporting Hearing Awareness Week:
- Free Hearing Checks – Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Outside Onslow Tourist Bureau, Second Avenue Onslow
Look out for our mobile bus outside the building!
For more information contact 9387 9875