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IGPA Launches A Fairer Hearing

Thu 21 August 2014

The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis is proud to launch our latest report, A Fairer Hearing: Enhancing the Social Inclusion of People with Hearing Loss.

The report, prepared by Professor Anthony Hogan, Ms Rebecca Phillips, Ms Michele Barry MBA and Ms Sara Duncan, provides a summary of quality research demonstrating that hearing loss does indeed have a substantial social, economic and health impact which warrants policy attention.

With nearly 1 in 6 Australians being affected by hearing loss, this paper seeks to determine the changes required to understand how Australia seeks to enable people with hearing loss so they’re able to take their rightful place in our society.

This publication also considers the implications for supporting the Australian Government’s policy goals of providing equality of opportunity for all Australians to enjoy the highest possible standards of living, health, education and social justice.  The research calls the Government to give deafness a fairer hearing to achieve these goals.

 

To download a copy of the report, please click here.

To find out more about this research, please email Professor Anthony Hogan.

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