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Helping families make choices for childrens’ hearing health

Hearing Australia has created a new resource for parents and families: Choices is a free resource for families of children who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss from birth to twelve years of age. The book provides valuable information to help families confidently...

Annual General Meeting notice

Members and friends of Deafness Forum of Australia are invited to attend the annual general meeting conducted via video conference on Thursday 17 December at 3:00 pm AEDT. The business of the meeting: accept the minutes of the previous AGM accept the annual report,...

Changes coming for Australia’s Hearing Services Program

The Government has begun a major review of the Hearing Services Program (HSP). The aim of the HSP is to reduce the incidence and consequences of avoidable hearing loss in the Australian community by providing access to high quality hearing services and devices. The...

Button batteries and safety: tiny battery, big danger

Button batteries are lurking everywhere in your home — hearing aids, remote controls, kitchen scales, birthday cards, children's toys and countless other products. If swallowed, a button battery can become stuck in a child’s throat and result in catastrophic injuries...

One of the last Indigenous languages lives to sign another day

Like all hearing people in North-East Arnhem land, the head of the local school at Yirrkala grew up using sign language as much as she spoke – in the same way hearing and non-hearing Indigenous people in northern Australia had communicated for 60,000 years. "It was an...

Australia’s Roadmap for Hearing Health gets Government funding

The Commonwealth Government's new budget, released on 6 October 2020, will commit $21million in the next 5 years to implement some of the key actions listed in the national Roadmap for Hearing Health in Australia. $5million for a public hearing health awareness and...