Hear&Now 2020

For more connection and less frustration, take a hearing check

Hearing Australia Hear&Now 2020 Challenge
Hearing Awareness Week in Australia and World Hearing Day, a global campaign held on 3 March every year, aim to promote hearing health and encourage hearing awareness.

Hearing Australia is running its Hear&Now campaign to check the hearing of 20,000 Australians over the months of March and April. The organisation is investing in a large-scale, multi-channel campaign to help all Australians rediscover the sounds they love.

According to research commissioned by Hearing Australia, hearing loss is having a profound impact on relationships with many Australians choosing to ignore their hearing health1. If you’re tired of your family complaining about your hearing, a hearing check could help end the frustration - for you and your loved ones.

“The research highlights why it’s really important for families to encourage and support their loved ones to take that first step. An easy and effective hearing check can help you learn how well you hear and how to get support if you need it,” explains Emma Scanlan, Principal Audiologist at Hearing Australia. “With Australian seniors playing a more active role in their family’s lives than ever before2, taking control of your hearing could also help to improve your communication and enhance relationships.”

To make getting hearing help easier, Hearing Australia is calling on all Australians to take part in the Hear&Now 2020 Challenge by jumping on to hearing.com.au to do a free* 10-minute hearing check. A hearing check could change your loved one’s life – and yours.

There’s no need to wait. Stay connected to what matters most -  be part of Hear&Now 2020.


  1. Hearing Australia Study - YouGov survey commissioned by Hearing Australia surveyed 1,274 Australians aged 18 and older 24-28 January 2019. Following the completion of interviewing, the data was weighted by age, gender and region to reflect the latest ABS population estimates. In the final result, those with hearing difficulties were weighted to ensure they are represented in their true proportion within the population.
  2. Australian Institute of Family Studies – Australian households and families, Lixia Qu and Ruth Weston, 2013 -  https://aifs.gov.au/sites/default/files/publication-documents/aft4.pdf

*A free hearing check is a screening that helps identify someone who may have a hearing loss. Other services may attract fees or be subsidised for those eligible under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program.

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