Michael Bradley is a 35 year old man from Koo Wee Rup who was born with a moderate to severe hearing impairment. As a child Michael was entitled to hearing aids through the government system. Since adulthood he has struggled to find work and was on a disability support pension (DSP) for some time. As DSP criteria has changed he is no longer eligible for the pension and is working as a security guard but is financially unable to replace his failing hearing aids.
Michael states “It is so frustrating and unfair that I cannot get a hearing aid to help me retain my job.
I am so pleased I have been given two hearing aids to enable me to keep working”.