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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...

The sad state of hearing assistance in aged care

Deafness Forum of Australia is deeply concerned about the continuing, widespread lack of recognition and effective management of hearing loss in aged care services. This is despite government accreditation requirements, overseen by the Australian Aged Care Quality...

Poor hearing could lead to poor memory

New research has uncovered an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment among individuals with a form of hearing impairment called central hearing loss. The findings suggest that this form of hearing loss may have a neurodegeneration-related mechanism at its root....