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Your ear can detect the start of Alzheimer’s.

Your ear can detect the start of Alzheimer’s.

A new 'ear-EEG' device can potentially be used for the early detection of neurodegenerative disorders. The project, called Progression Assessment in Neurodegenerative Disorders of Aging (PANDA), is a collaboration between Rigshospitalet University, Denmark's Aarhus...

Do captions help in face-to-face meetings?

Do captions help in face-to-face meetings?

Try this. Sit in a meeting with more than 3 people around a table. Put your fingers in your ears but not so far as to hurt your eardrums. Now you will appreciate why captions in face-to-face meetings are so important to many people. Captions play a crucial role in...

Get Help with Your Hearing for a big impact on life.

Get Help with Your Hearing for a big impact on life.

The Australian Government has created a national awareness campaign to encourage people with untreated or developing hearing loss (aged 50–70 years) to proactively manage their hearing health. Left untreated, hearing loss can affect mental and physical health and have...

What about avatars?

What about avatars?

Avatars or animated characters are computer-generated visual representations that can mimic sign language gestures.  Signing avatars are not (yet) regarded as replacements for human sign language interpreters because they lack the full range of expression and cultural...

Reset to National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Reset to National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten announced a reset to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. He said there would be more staff employed to do a better job for NDIS participants and a crackdown on fraud. Two initiatives that are very worthwhile and will be...

Join us in Perth for our Community Forum

Join us in Perth for our Community Forum

If you are in Perth this weekend, you are invited to an afternoon of great presentations on the brilliant work in Western Australia that is supporting people who are deaf or hard of hearing to live well in the community. Saturday 27 May 2023 1.pm for a buffet lunch...