Over two years ago, I wrote a piece on this blog about hearing loss. I’ve raised it once or twice in speeches and in the Senate since then, but it’s still an issue which doesn’t have a particularly high public profile, despite the very large numbers of being affected – estimated to currently be about one in six Australians, rising to about one in four by 2050.
My blog post led – no doubt through the beauty of Google – to me being interviewed for Radio National’s Life Matters program on the topic as part of a segment on hearing loss through exposure to loud noise, music, headphones use and the like. That segment was broadcast today. You can listen to the interview or download it through this link.