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Now is the time to join and be part of our advocacy in 2023

Now is the time to join and be part of our advocacy in 2023

An individual member of Deafness Forum of Australia can be person who has a hearing impairment, is Deaf, a member of their family, or someone who provides services such as teachers, researchers, audiologists, etc. New memberships for people under 26 years or a parent...

Integrating cognitive impairment screening in hearing care

Integrating cognitive impairment screening in hearing care

In this article, the authors Nilesh Washnik and Javad Anjum, published by AshaWire, highlight the potential role of audiologists in screening for mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment is a disorder affecting older adults: a cause of growing concern as...

Annual General Meeting of Deafness Forum Australia

Annual General Meeting of Deafness Forum Australia

Dear members, This is to advise you of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of Deafness Forum Australia. It will be held online on Wednesday 30 November 2022 at 3pm AEDT, 2.30pm ACDT, 12pm AWST. At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to: find...

Hearing health in dangerously noisy workplaces

Hearing health in dangerously noisy workplaces

Preventing noise-induced hearing loss is a priority for national action under the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 due to the severity of consequences and the estimated number of workers affected. Despite this, control measures to successfully...

Bringing the joy of musicals to Auslan users

Bringing the joy of musicals to Auslan users

When the Moulin Rouge musical cast finished belting out their act one show-stopper during a recent Sydney performance, a group of viewers closest to the stage didn't clap. Instead, the audience members stretched up their arms and waved open palms at the actors in a...

To halve the rate of hearing loss of First Nations children

To halve the rate of hearing loss of First Nations children

Hearing Australia has launched the Hearing Australia Action Plan for Improving Ear Health and Hearing Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children. The Action Plan outlines how Hearing Australia will work with its partners to halve the rate of hearing...