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It is National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June

It is National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June

A time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. 27 May – 3 June The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians – individuals, families, communities, organisations and […]

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Barbie unveils doll with hearing aids

Barbie unveils doll with hearing aids

Barbie, the 63-year-old American doll manufacturer, is releasing a new set of dolls in June as part of its ongoing efforts towards diversity and inclusion. From creating the brand’s first ever Barbie with hearing aids, to a Ken doll with the skin condition vitiligo, 2022’s Fashionista line up will help kids “see themselves reflected,” said […]

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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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