Global hearing group Audika has launched a health awareness partnership with Matilda goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold, intended to destigmatise hearing loss and encouraging Australians to get their hearing checked.

As well as her sporting achievements, Arnold is an advocate and ambassador for hearing loss, recently taking to social media to share her experience with the condition and her journey to hearing health.

“Hearing loss is something I care deeply about, it’s very personal to me, and I hope to use my voice to inspire Australians to take care of their health and break the stigma around hearing loss,” she said.

Audika Australia, marketing director Duncan Armour said: “Mackenzie is an incredible athlete and role model for Australians, and we can’t wait to see how together we can raise awareness for hearing loss and support Australians on their journey to better health.”