People entering the aged care system aren’t tested for their hearing acuity but common-sense suggests that it is a majority of people whose hearing loss limits their access to community life – perhaps as high as 75-80%.
This can mean that they are vulnerable to abuse, violence and exploitation.
Read a Submission by Hearing Health Sector Alliance, of which we are a founding member, to this Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
The Commission’s website is the place to:
View live webcasts of hearings, or video recordings of previous hearings or read the transcripts.
Find out how to make a submission and read guidance on making a submission.
Read a selection of submissions received, listed alphabetically by the submitting organisation.