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Kelvin Kong: National Press Club address >>

Kelvin Kong is an eminent Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon based in the Hunter region of NSW. He was the first Indigenous Australian surgeon and is now one of Australia’s leading ENT surgeons with a driving passion to reduce the disparity between health and learning...

Review of Australian Government Hearing Services Program >>

Review by an Expert Panel - summary of its Interim Advice to the Government The Government tasked an Expert Panel to recommend changes to the Hearing Services Program. The Program aims to reduce the impact of hearing loss by providing eligible people with access to...

Hearing tools designed to help Aboriginal kids >>

The PLUM and HATS tools have been designed specifically to help detect hearing and speech problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Aboriginal children aged between 0 and 18 are five times more likely to be diagnosed with severe middle ear disease...

COVID-19 and First Peoples

First Peoples Disability Network Australia explains how to protect yourself, Elders, family and community from Coronavirus and keep safe. The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone, but some people need to be protected first. Elders over 55, mob with disability and bad...

Families: informed choices for a child’s hearing future

Helping families make the best choices for their child’s hearing future. Choices booklet is a free resource for families of children who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss from birth to twelve years of age. The booklet provides valuable information to help families...

2021 Federal Budget: our commentary

There’s nothing new or unexpected in this week's Federal Government budget announcement. What’s there is welcomed but opportunities were missed. A $5miillion hearing loss prevention public campaign is scheduled for late 2021. It will try to destigmatise hearing loss...