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Why some people get dizzy when hearing certain sounds

For some people, certain sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy. It has been estimated that 1 in 100 people around the world have a congenital inner ear condition known as semicircular canal dehiscence, a thinning of the bone enclosing the...

NDIS access requirements (eligibility) in plain language

Eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme depends on a person’s age, residency status and disability.  To access the NDIS you must satisfy the following 3 conditions: be aged under 65 years AND live in Australia and are an Australian citizen or hold a...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s hearing health

An increasing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s lives have been improved by getting hearing help at an earlier age. But according to Australian Hearing, there is more work to be done to reduce the significantly higher rates of hearing problems...

Education system is failing students with disability

National not-for-profit body Children and Young People with Disability Australia conducts a national survey each year on the educational experiences of students with disability in Australia. It focuses on the direct experience of students with disability. The most...

Eligibility for access to the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Agency, the organisation that manages the NDIS, said it had clarified its guidelines for access to the NDIS. Early intervention for hearing impairment for people aged birth to 25 - the NDIA will be satisfied that a person meets the...

Your headphones could be making you deaf

In the modern world, many of us are wearing headphones all day, every day. But experts fear our constant exposure to audio played straight into our ears could be creating a prematurely deaf generation of Australians. Story by ABC medical reporter Sophie Scott and...