Tuesday, 23 August 2016

1 in 4 Australians may go deaf....

There are only a few things more important to Brett Lee than cricket.  Hearing is one of them.  “I can’t imagine cricket without sound,” he said.
“On the field not hearing the appeals and the crowd, off the field not hearing team mates or at home not hearing family.” Brett is the Global Hearing Ambassador for Cochlear, an organisation that develops implants to help those suffering from hearing loss.

He was at Cochlear’s global headquarters at Macquarie University on Monday to help launch Hearing Awareness Week.  Held from Sunday, August 21 to Saturday, August 27, Hearing Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of hearing loss and encourage people to get their hearing checked.

“Hearing Awareness Week is important because it gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of hearing loss and remind people to take care of their ears and get regular hearing health checks