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Now is the time to join and be part of our advocacy in 2023

Now is the time to join and be part of our advocacy in 2023

An individual member of Deafness Forum of Australia can be person who has a hearing impairment, is Deaf, a member of their family, or someone who provides services such as teachers, researchers, audiologists, etc. New memberships for people under 26 years or a parent or guardian are free for the first calendar year. Annual membership […]

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Integrating cognitive impairment screening in hearing care

Integrating cognitive impairment screening in hearing care

In this article, the authors Nilesh Washnik and Javad Anjum, published by AshaWire, highlight the potential role of audiologists in screening for mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment is a disorder affecting older adults: a cause of growing concern as the population of older adults continues to grow. Results from a study conducted between 2005 and […]

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Annual General Meeting of Deafness Forum Australia

Annual General Meeting of Deafness Forum Australia

Dear members, This is to advise you of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of Deafness Forum Australia. It will be held online on Wednesday 30 November 2022 at 3pm AEDT, 2.30pm ACDT, 12pm AWST. At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to: find out and ask questions about Deafness Forum’s operations […]

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Hearing health in dangerously noisy workplaces

Hearing health in dangerously noisy workplaces

Preventing noise-induced hearing loss is a priority for national action under the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 due to the severity of consequences and the estimated number of workers affected. Despite this, control measures to successfully reduce noise levels in many industries are failing, insufficient or non-existent. Occupational hearing loss and deafness is […]

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Bringing the joy of musicals to Auslan users

Bringing the joy of musicals to Auslan users

When the Moulin Rouge musical cast finished belting out their act one show-stopper during a recent Sydney performance, a group of viewers closest to the stage didn’t clap. Instead, the audience members stretched up their arms and waved open palms at the actors in a show of Auslan applause. “10-15 years ago, Deaf people had […]

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To halve the rate of hearing loss of First Nations children

To halve the rate of hearing loss of First Nations children

Hearing Australia has launched the Hearing Australia Action Plan for Improving Ear Health and Hearing Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children. The Action Plan outlines how Hearing Australia will work with its partners to halve the rate of hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children by 2029. Across Australia, chronic otitis […]

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