This week at Innovate Hear: join us to explore hearing as a Public Health concern.
To kick off our conversation, we'll be hearing from Professor Catherine McMahon of Macquarie University, and contributor to the World Health Organization's World Report on Hearing, due for release in 2020.
According to the World Health Organization
* 466 million people live with disabling hearing loss
* >1 billion young people (12-35 years) are at risk of hearing loss due to recreational exposure to loud sounds
* $750 billion is the overall cost of unaddressing hearing loss globally
Professor McMahon will reimagine what public hearing health means and explore how we can change the dial on noise and sound in environmental contexts, as well as influencing individual behaviours.
Facilitator: Professor David McAlpine
Each fortnight hearing researchers, technologists, healthcare providers and industry representatives connect at Venture Cafe to engage in a broad range of hearing and related initiatives - from knowledge-sharing and inspiration - to demos, user-testing and practical workshops.