This Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Hearing Health 2021: Evidence-based support services is a component of the $21.2 million 2020-21 Budget measure to support initiatives under the Preventative Health- Implementation of Roadmap for Hearing Health (Roadmap). A total of $7.3 million was committed to hearing research; the total value of funding available through this TCR is $4 million over three years. A subsequent TCR grant opportunity with a different focus will be offered in 2022 as a part of this budget measure.
The TCR into Hearing Health 2021 aims to develop an evidence base for hearing support services that can adapt to client needs and technological changes as well as develop strategies to improve healthy hearing habits, especially in vulnerable populations. This may include, but is not limited to, research that:
- determines best practice population-based screening and intervention options.
- dentifies suitable methods to measure accurately the prevalence and severity of hearing loss in the Australian community.
Further information about the 2021 Hearing Health TCR, including its objectives, funds available and timeframes is available on GrantConnect.