Monday, November 16, 2009

Juanita Phillips from ABC-TV presented with the Clear Speech award

On October 27 2009 the annual Clear Speech Award was presented to Juanita Phillips from ABC-TV Sydney.


In her acceptance speech Ms Phillips, who has won the award twice before [2003 and 2006], recognised the importance of speaking clearly to her audience. She said that with the ageing community, many of whom make up her audience, communication is vital.

One in six Australians have a hearing impairment and the Award helps to illustrate the need that people need to have appropriate facilities available for their everyday communication.

Better Hearing Australia [Sydney Branch] runs courses in Hearing Loss Management, including lip-reading, and provides information for those with hearing impairments. Better Hearing also trains volunteer lip-reading teachers to cater for the growing deaf community.

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