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Thousands of Aboriginal kids in NT at risk of hearing loss

Thousands of Aboriginal children have outstanding referrals for specialist hearing appointments in the Northern Territory because services have been cancelled. Key points: 1,200 fewer hearing services have been delivered to Aboriginal children in the NT since 2016...

Hong Kong too dangerous for Deaf Games

Organisers of the Asia Pacific Deaf Games have decided Hong Kong is too dangerous for the games to be held there so they have cancelled three weeks out. More than 70 deaf Australian athletes were due to compete in sports including football, basketball, tennis,...

COAG Disability Reform Council Communique – 9 October 2019

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (the Council) met on 9 October for its second meeting for 2019. Some of the highlights of the meeting were: The Council agreed the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will introduce Justice...

Victorian child hearing-loss databank goes global

A unique databank that profiles children with hearing loss will help researchers globally understand why some children adapt and thrive, while others struggle. The Victorian Childhood Hearing Impairment Longitudinal Databank has collected information for eight years....

Hearing loss is still a challenge for kids

In Australia around 350 children a year are born with a permanent hearing loss. They are routinely identified within weeks of birth and have hearing aids and cochlear implants fitted well before they start school. So why are they still lagging behind their hearing...