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Children – assistive listening technology at school and home

Some schools may already have technology installed in the classroom for your child may receive a device to use in the classroom. Some technology will amplify the sound and some of the technology will allow sound to be directed to the child’s hearing aid to reduce the impact of background noise and make it easier […]

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Communications technology help

Communications technology help

Telecommunication technologies make many aspects of our life easier, but with so many different devices out there, finding the right equipment to meet our specific needs can be overwhelming. Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide disability telecommunications service that provides independent, up-to-date information on mainstream and assistive telecommunication products suitable for people with disability. Visit Accessible […]

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Accessible communications help

Telecommunication technologies make many aspects of our life easier, but with so many different devices out there, finding the right equipment to meet our specific needs can be overwhelming. Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide disability telecommunications service that provides independent, up-to-date information on mainstream and assistive telecommunication products suitable for people with disability. Visit Accessible […]

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The role of aids in managing hearing loss

Article by Myriam Westcott Hearing loss, especially undiagnosed hearing loss can have a profound effect on the patient’s quality of life. In children, a fluctuating hearing loss from recurrent middle ear fluid/infection can affect language development, selective attention development, communication skills and delay maturation of the central auditory pathway. Referral for an auditory processing assessment […]

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NDIS access requirements (eligibility) in plain language

Eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme depends on a person’s age, residency status and disability.  To access the NDIS you must satisfy the following 3 conditions: be aged under 65 years AND live in Australia and are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa AND have a […]

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