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The sad state of hearing assistance in aged care

Deafness Forum of Australia is deeply concerned about the continuing, widespread lack of recognition and effective management of hearing loss in aged care services. This is despite government accreditation requirements, overseen by the Australian Aged Care Quality...

Poor hearing could lead to poor memory

New research has uncovered an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment among individuals with a form of hearing impairment called central hearing loss. The findings suggest that this form of hearing loss may have a neurodegeneration-related mechanism at its root....

Entrepreneurs with Disability research project

Are you a person with a disability who is self-employed, owns their own enterprise, has founded a social enterprise or identifies as an entrepreneur?  Or would you like the opportunity to be a small business owner, entrepreneur or social entrepreneur in the future?...

How much does the NDIS cost and where does this money come from?

So how much does, and will, the National Disability Insurance Scheme actually cost? Who is supposed to pay for it and why is there debate over the funding? These are difficult questions to answer because we lack high-quality data about the extent and nature of...

2018 federal government budget

There is nothing specific that will benefit people with hearing loss in the new Federal Government budget. It is a joyless budget for people living on the breadline, including young people with hearing loss on New Start and also those on a disability support pension,...