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Submission on new accommodation design standards for residential aged care

Apr 14, 2021

In April 2022, Audiology Australia made a submission to the Australian Government Department of Health on new residential aged care design standards.

Our response focused on the importance of addressing the hearing health needs of aged care residents, with particular attention on the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline. We strongly advocate for the adoption of hearing friendly design principles in residential aged care accommodation design standards and the consideration of the hearing health needs of residential aged care residents with a hearing impairment and cognitive decline and/or dementia.

To view the full submission, click here.

For more information, please contact info@audiology.asn.au