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 A Symphony of Stories – Released 27 August 2016

Break the Sound Barrier is uniting our entire sector for a common cause – to make hearing a national priority.

Hearing is not one of Australia’s national health priorities.  It means there we do not have the adequate investment in services and research we need. It also means there is not a focus on community education. It’s a barrier that is preventing too many Australians from reaching their potential.

The campaign was launched at the weekend and has a new website and Facebook page and even a video.  Its aim is to tell our stories and share our experiences to get hearing on the national agenda.  The long term goal is for state and the federal governments agreeing to make hearing Australia’s 10th national health priority.

We’ve also put together a six point election plan that campaign supporters will be asking all parties to support ahead of the election to show they’re listening.  It’s called Be Heard this election.  We’ve already started to be heard in the media and this is only the beginning.

Be part of the movement to Break the Sound Barrier!

Now it’s time to tell people why your organisation supports this campaign.  Here are a few simple actions your organisation can take to help spread the word about the need to make hearing a national health priority.

1. Share the campaign on social media

Social media is a powerful tool.  Like and share our Facebook page and Twitter

Use the #soundbarrier hashtag when posting and tweeting about hearing health and wellbeing.

If your organisation is on social media, share the following graphics through your channels and encourage followers to show their support by changing their profile pictures:

 

Don’t forget to ask people to sign up to the campaign website at www.breakthesoundbarrier.org.au.

2. Send an email to your members/supporter list

Your members and supporters can show their support for the campaign here: www.breakthesoundbarrier.org.au.

The more people who sign up to the campaign, the greater chance we have of being heard this election, so why not send them an email asking them to join your organisation as a Break the Sound Barrier supporter?

Click here to download a template email

3. Download and display our materials

Download, print out and display our Break the Sound Barrier materials in your organisation: http://breakthesoundbarrier.org.au/resources/

 

 

4. Highlight the campaign on your website

Include the following button and link to the Break the Sound Barrier campaign on your own site.

Button:

 

Link:  www.breakthesoundbarrier.org.au


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See the special March edition of oneinsix especially the article on “FUTURE of HEARING SERVICES in Australia”. Click here to view article


CICADA Queensland has a new Facebook page.

Cicada Queensland has a new Facebook page. Click here to visit and like!


The new Break the Sound Barrier campaign is uniting people who have hearing loss or live with an ear or balance condition, are Deaf or deafblind, health professionals and support providers.

We’re calling on government to unlock better services and supports for hearing health and wellbeing by making hearing one of Australia’s national health priorities.  It’s already being heard but it needs as many people behind it as possible.  There’s a great campaign video here.

Here’s what you can do to help spread the word to friends, families, colleagues and anyone you think might be interested.

  1. Share the campaign on social media– ask your followers to like and share through the campaign Facebook page or using #soundbarrier
  2. Put a link to Break the Sound Barrier or campaign button on your organisation’s website.  Links and buttons are in the campaign kit
  3. Send an email to everyone you know (a suggested email is in the campaign kit)
  4. Download and display campaign materials at your workplace

Best wishes

Steve

Steve Williamson

DEAFNESS FORUM of AUSTRALIA

Open Systems House, 218 Northbourne Avenue, BRADDON ACT 2612

T: 02 6262 7808 steve.williamson@deafnessforum.org.au

ABN 49 008 587 611

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