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China’s children of deaf adults share their stories

China’s children of deaf adults share their stories

China is home to over 20 million deaf individuals. Their children, sometimes known as CODA, or “children of deaf adults”, number in the millions. I first came across CODA terminology in the 2000s, during my doctoral studies at Fudan University. As the mother of a CODA, it is more than just an acronym to me […]

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Better things to come for the Deaf community

Better things to come for the Deaf community

When Troy Kotsur was awarded Best Supporting Actor at the recent Academy Awards, he dedicated his win to the Deaf community. CODA went on to win Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, making it a major step forward for the Academy’s recognition of marginalised storytelling. CODA, an acronym for Child Of Deaf Adults, follows the […]

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Election ’22 – hearing health for all Australians

Election ’22 – hearing health for all Australians

Deafness Forum Australia wants a new Government to support all Australians who are deaf or hard of hearing to live well in the community. Deafness Forum encourages a new Government to implement our Hearing Health Roadmap. This Roadmap has been created to improve the lives of the millions of Australians affected by hearing loss and […]

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What conditions can affect the ear, nose, and throat?

What conditions can affect the ear, nose, and throat?

The ear, nose, and throat are sensory organs that form part of the face and neck. They share a few critical structures within the head, such as the sinuses and the Eustachian tubes. People may encounter many ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems, and doctors often group these conditions together. Although a general practitioner can […]

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Barely any hearing and everyone’s wearing a mask

Barely any hearing and everyone’s wearing a mask

Fiona Murphy has found the pandemic exhausting. The Australian-based author, poet and essayist was born profoundly deaf in one ear, and is losing her hearing in the other, and since Covid-19 hit, she can no longer rely on lip-reading to communicate with others. “Without being able to see someone’s entire face, it’s like a novel, […]

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Learn Lipreading online! A first in Australia…

Learn Lipreading online! A first in Australia…

Read Our Lips Australia is a self-paced online course for learning to Lipread. It is dedicated to supporting people with hearing loss and their families by improving their quality of life through increased communication skills. It is by Australians for Australians and was created by experienced lipreading instructors, users are guided through online modules at […]

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