Sunday 3 March was World Hearing Awareness day. World Hearing Awareness day aims to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and to promote ear and hearing care across the world. The World Health Organisation set the theme for 2019 as “Check your hearing”.
March 3 – 9 marks Hearing Awareness week in Australia.
As part of Hearing Awareness week DCA will be sharing resources and information regarding hearing awareness.
To coincide with Hearing Awareness week Kate Disher-Quill has launched her book Earshot. It is a collection of stories and pictures show casing experiences of being deaf.
We have recently updated our information sheets on Deafness and have developed new information sheets covering Assistive Technology and books featuring deaf and hard of hearing characters.