Cricket coach urges people to take plunge to cure hearing loss

Australian cricket coach Justin Langer is urging people to take the plunge and donate to the Gift of Hearing swim team as they raise much needed funds for Ear Science Institute Australia.

"It has never been more important to stay connected with our world and our community, and hearing plays a bit part in our lives,” Langer said.

With one in six Australians suffering from hearing loss, Ear Science Institute Australia (Ear Science) is focused on enhancing the lives of people living with hearing disorders through research, education and treatment.

On Saturday 20 February, David Tuckey, Rhonda Tuckey, Brad Same, John Harris and Ian Beacham will take on the South32 Rottnest Channel Swim and do their part to support the work of Ear Science.

"The Institute’s research into the link between hearing loss and dementia is very important to me as I have personal experience with early onset dementia in my family. It is a great cause, and I am proud to support it, anyway I can," swim team skipper Ian Beacham explained.

Langer suffers with ear and balance problems and is only too happy to support the fundraising effort.

"Personally, my ear and balance disorder has been a real challenge for me over the years, I am really looking forward to finding out how the latest research can help me continue my treatment," Langer said.

To donate to the Gift of Hearing team, go to:

Do you suffer from hearing loss? Are you worried about the potential link to dementia?


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