• Better Hearing Australia (National) is Australia’s largest independent consumer based non-profit organisation for hearing loss. We are a national voice for all Australians affected by hearing loss, promoting best practice in hearing loss management through advocacy, support and education.
  • Better Hearing Australia (National) is the longest running and only independent hearing advocacy and consumer advice organisation in Australia. We work with branches Australia wide who deliver local programs and services.

    The evidence is clear, one in six Australians currently suffer from a hearing loss, which is set to increase to one in four by 2050. We already know that the costs of hearing loss, both for the individual and to society as a whole, is significant. Hearing loss cost the Australian economy $12 billion in 2005. Those with only moderate hearing loss are 3 times more likely to visit their doctor than other Australians.

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  • Find Your Nearest Branch

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    Head Office

    Better Hearing Australia (Vic) Inc
    Better Hearing House
    5 High Street (Corner of Alfred Street),
    Prahran Vic 3181
    Phone: 1300 242 842
    Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


    Adelaide
    SACOSS
    47 King William Road
    Unley, SA 5061
    Phone: (08) 8277 2228
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    Brisbane
    21 Vulture St, West End, QLD, 4101
    Phone: (07) 3844 5065
    TTY: (07) 3844 5065
    Fax: (07) 3846 5260
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    Canberra
    7/95 Crisp Circuit, Bruce, ACT 2617
    Phone: (02) 6251 4713
    Fax: (02) 4321 0682
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    Central Coast
    59 Mann St
    Gosford NSW 2250
    Phone: (02) 4321 0275
    Fax: (02) 4321 0682
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    Geelong
    Geelong West Senior Citizens Club
    89 Autumn St
    Geelong West, 3218
    Phone: (03) 5278 8300
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    Gold Coast
    Cnr. Smith St & High St Southport QLD 4215
    Phone : (07) 5571 0344

    Maryborough Group
    Kathleen Costello Centre
    26 Wilson Street
    MARYBOROUGH 4650
    Phone TTY: (07) 4121 5222)
    Fax: (07) 4121 4322

    Newcastle
    61 Christo Road
    Waratah, NSW 2298
    Phone: (02) 4968 8050

    Sydney
    29 Burwood Road
    Concord, NSW 2137
    Phone: (02) 9744 0167
    Fax: (02) 9744 7492
    TTY: (02) 9744 0124
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    Tasmania
    4/32 Bayfield Street
    Bellerive TAS 7018
    Phone: (03) 6244 5570

    Victoria
    Better Hearing House
    5 High St, Prahran, VIC 3181
    Phone: (03) 9510 1577
    TTY: (03) 9510 3499
    Fax: (03) 9510 6076
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    Wagga Wagga
    Rear 12 Docker St
    Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
    Phone: (02) 6925 2002
    Fax: (02) 6925 0005

    West Australia Branch
    PO Box 347, Floreat WA 6014
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Did you know?

One in six Australians has a hearing loss.
Hearing loss costs the Australian community 1.4 per cent of gross national product each year in lost productivity ($5.3 billion based on Australian 2014 GNP of $381 billion).
Australians with a hearing loss are worse off because they suffer poor social, economic and health outcomes.
People with hearing loss often take up to 15 years to act on their hearing loss, and those with moderate to severe hearing loss are 15 times more likely to need help with daily living.
People with a hearing loss have three more health conditions on average than those without a hearing loss, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis or dementia.
Australians with a hearing loss are denied full and effective participation and inclusion in society.

How you can help

With your generous support we can continue our important work, helping Australians with hearing loss get the support they need, enjoy better communication and quality of life. There are many ways you can help us help those in need: