Hearing loss in a family member

In Australia about 3.6 million people have some level of hearing loss. Noise exposure is one of the biggest causes of preventable hearing loss. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have a much higher rate of ear disease than other children, which can result in hearing loss.

As Australia’s population ages, we expect the number of people with a hearing impairment to double to an estimated 7.8 million people in 2060 according to Government estimates.

Stroke in working age adults

Stroke can happen to anyone of any age. Men are at greater risk of stroke and as we get older our risk increases. However, stroke is preventable for many. Some of the causes include high blood pressure, being overweight, smoking, high cholesterol, a high intake of alcohol and diabetes.

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