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The peak national body representing the interests of Australians who are concerned with the quality of their hearing and the effects it has on their lives and the people around them.

The main barrier that stops you participating in or contributing to the community is the poor attitudes of people in community.

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Good news at last about hearing assistance in aged care

Australia’s peak consumer advocacy organisation for people living with deafness and ear disorders is celebrating the successful outcome of its long-running campaign to have hearing loss management included in Government guidelines for aged care service providers. 70%...

We need to improve communication access for the elderly

As a community, we must do better to acknowledge communication disability and the impacts it has on quality of life and take action to improve the situation, writes Gaenor Dixon. Jane (not her real name) is 86-years-old and over the last few years her hearing and...

Why some people get dizzy when hearing certain sounds

For some people, certain sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy. It has been estimated that 1 in 100 people around the world have a congenital inner ear condition known as semicircular canal dehiscence, a thinning of the bone enclosing the...