• 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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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: