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Are hearing problems associated with multiple sclerosis? >

Are hearing problems associated with multiple sclerosis? >

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the central nervous system and can result in a wide range of symptoms throughout the body. In some cases, MS may cause hearing problems or other issues relating to the function of the ears. MS is a chronic condition affecting the central nervous system. Evidence suggests that it is an autoimmune […]

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Register to attend our online AGM on 24 Nov 2021 >

Register to attend our online AGM on 24 Nov 2021 >

Dear members, this is to advise you of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of the Deafness Forum of Australia Wednesday 24 November 2021 3.00pm AEDT webcast using Zoom. At this meeting, members will have the opportunity to: find out and ask questions about Deafness Forum’s operations and finances speak about any items […]

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Auslan mental health services overrun by demand >

Auslan mental health services overrun by demand >

While she was living in university accommodation, Catherine Dunn was raped. She was referred to counselling by her accommodation service, but there was an important consideration they didn’t take into account — Ms Dunn is Deaf. “There were no online booking options and I was frequently called despite clearly specifying that I do not use […]

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Centrelink “harmed and neglected” people with disability >

Centrelink “harmed and neglected” people with disability >

A report by Australian Federation of Disability Organisations According to the report it brings to light the systemic failures of the Government’s Disability Support Pension processes administered by Centrelink. It shows how these failures harm people with disability and why such harm constitutes institutional neglect and abuse. The report highlights an alarming decrease of access […]

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Register to attend our online AGM on 24 Nov 2021 >

Register to attend our online AGM on 24 Nov 2021 >

Dear members, this is to advise you of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of the Deafness Forum of Australia Wednesday 24 November 2021 3.00pm AEDT webcast using Zoom. At this meeting, members will be asked to vote to: accept the minutes of the last annual general meeting accept the annual report, auditor’s […]

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Promoting health care communication access >

Promoting health care communication access >

It is always a good time to promote better hospital communication, and mechanisms should be in place to ensure it. But it doesn’t happen. Picture this worst-case scenario: After surgery, a doctor uses unfamiliar terminology in an unfamiliar accent to describe what to do next while looking at an electronic medical record. The doctor’s voice […]

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