Yarning with your mob

Michael Welsh is a Wailwan man and a grandfather in his 60s who has had hearing loss for a long time.

Although he has his own support networks, Uncle Michael realised he needed something more when he recently joined the local Men’s Shed in Mt Druitt.

The NRS helps Uncle Michael have phone conversation with his friends and family. 

Indigenous Australians have higher rates of hearing loss than the general population and often find it hard to use the phone. Both hearing and speech difficulties are big issues in Indigenous communities – among young and old, men and women. 

In this video Uncle Michael chats to his Men’s Shed mates. He makes a call to his grandson and organises to meet up with him later in the week. 

Michael is enthusiastic about how the NRS will help him.‘It’s going to make that much difference, important difference. It’s important that you can hear every word on the phone, it truly is.’


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