Innovative hearing test for people with dementia.
University of Queensland researchers have adapted an internationally used test that screens patients for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, to make it suitable for people with hearing loss. Professor Piers Dawes from UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences said The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is the most widely used cognitive screening test in the world, […]
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Jacqueline: I aspire to be an advocate for others.
Jacqueline Drexler says “I have never known ‘normal’ hearing. All I know are the sounds I hear through my hearing devices.” “Since infancy, I wore hearing aids. In 2017, I underwent cochlear implant surgery. I am a bimodal user, wearing a hearing aid in one ear and a cochlear implant in the opposite ear. My […]
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Deaf suffragists fought for women’s right to vote.
Despite harsh, discriminatory conditions, low pay and lack of recognition, countless deaf women have fought with brilliance and dedication for personal and professional recognition, including for the right to vote. They contributed to women’s emancipation in the United States and Britain. Annie Jump Cannon was a pioneering astronomer. Born in 1863, she experienced progressive hearing […]
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Australia’s high level of untreated hearing loss.
The first results of a major study into hearing loss in Australia are in – and if you are over 50, you should probably book a test. Nearly half the people screened in the first rounds of the Australian Eye and Ear Health Survey who said they did not have a hearing problem had some […]
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Hearing Australia Marrickville centre officially opened.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Bill Shorten, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services, have officially opened the Hearing Australia centre in Marrickville, NSW. They met with staff and clients and saw first-hand the services Hearing Australia delivers to the local community and to children and adults under the government’s […]
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Hearing change-makers: stories for World Hearing Day.
The World Hearing Forum (Deafness Forum Australia is a member) has launched a website under the banner ‘Ear and hearing care for all!’. The website contains powerful stories of high-profile supporters and everyday changemakers – people from around the world living with hearing loss. We hope their stories will help generate awareness while driving action […]
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