Hearing Inquiry Listens – Now is the Opportunity for Government to Act

The Hearing Care Industry Association (HCIA) welcomes the Report from the parliamentary Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia. Entitled, “Still waiting to be heard…”, the report was tabled today by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport. “HCIA has long-championed several recommendations contained in this Report, and […]

Over 1.3 Million Australians Are Living With Hearing Loss That Could Have Been Prevented – New Report Finds

7.8 million Australians predicted to be affected by hearing loss by 2060 Increasing numbers of young people being impacted Interventions recommended to alleviate the impact of hearing loss in Australia Around 3.6 million Australians are affected by hearing loss, at a cost to the Australian economy of an estimated $15.9 billion, with more than a […]

Media Releases

GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO ‘WAITING TO BE HEARD’  15 August 2018 HCIA welcomes the Australian Government’s response to the parliamentary inquiry into Hearing Health and Wellbeing and its report, Still Waiting to be Heard. In its submission to the inquiry (#30), HCIA made a number of suggestions to improve hearing services in Australia which include: Improving eligibility, […]

Hearing Health – A Matter for Trained Professionals Only

Recent media reports are simply incorrect when they say that the hearing services sector is completely unregulated. The media reports fail to make it clear that all members of the Hearing Care Industry Association (HCIA) are registered to provide services under the Federal Government hearing services program and are also regulated by Commonwealth/State/Territory legislation governing […]