Community Education and Engagement
Community education and services are a big part of the purpose of Ear Science Institute Australia. We aim to reduce the growing numbers of Australian’s suffering from irreparable hearing loss through education and for those who have existing hearing loss, we strive to improve their quality of life and provide suitable strategies to assist them.
Community engagement and education is a key strength of Ear Science Institute Australia. We pride ourselves on giving back to the community that supports us and assisting those who are in most need of our services. In the year ahead, we will continue to further develop our existing programs and enhance our offerings to the local and wider community through the use of information technology to increase our reach.
Lions Hearing Aid Bank
World Health Organization’s research demonstrates that developing countries have the greatest prevalence of hearing-impaired people, particularly through rural areas across South East Asia, the Asia Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa.
To help these people our Lions Hearing Clinics, in collaboration with Lions Hearing Foundation, donate thousands of pre-owned hearing aids to areas in need through a joint initiative called the Lions Hearing Aid Bank.
Lions Healthy Hearing Pop Up
If the volume on your TV is slowly creeping up, why not book in for a free hearing check at our next Lions Healthy Hearing Pop Up. With the support of the Lions Hearing Foundation we take the Hearing Bus out into the community, with specialists on hand to answer all your ear and hearing queries.
An Audiologist will perform FREE Hearing Checks in the purpose-built bus. To find out where our next Lions Healthy Hearing Pop Up is, keep an eye on our social media.
Let's Talk Hearing
With 1 in 6 people suffering from hearing impairment, our community Audiologist conducts regular presentation to community groups and medical professionals on all things hearing. From Men’s Shed to local Libraries and Lions Clubs we head out and present an engaging presentation on that aims to educate and entertain as we raise awareness of the importance of taking care of our hearing.
All Ears Cambodia
Less than 1% of Cambodians who need hearing aids have them.
The cost of a modern digital hearing aid is more than what most Khmer’s would pay for a house. It just isn’t attainable. But the consequences of hearing loss are devastating. It impairs development of language and speech in children, causes vocational and economic hardship for adults and leads to loneliness and neglect in the elderly.
Ear Science Institute Australia helps All Ears Cambodia tackle ear and hearing health issues head on, helping thousands of disadvantaged children and adults in Cambodia.
World Hearing Day
World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.
Each year Ear Science Institute Australia celebrate the day and use it as a platform to raise awareness of early intervention in hearing loss.