One in six Australians is affected by hearing loss. With an ageing population, this is expected to increase to one in four by 2050.
There's a high personal and economic cost associated with hearing loss in Australia which is estimated to total $33 billion annually.
A significant proportion of hearing loss is preventable and experts are warning that we should turn down our devices and reduce the amount of time spent listening with earphones to avoid permanent damage.
Professor David McAlpine, Director of Hearing Research, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University. ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
Lynne Pezzullo, Lead Partner, Health Economics and Social Policy, Deloitte Access Economics
Karina Bray, Senior Content Producer in health at Choice
Victor de Andrade, Audiologist and Senior Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa