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Explainer: read about proposed changes to the NDIS >

Explainer: read about proposed changes to the NDIS >

The Government has released the long-awaited proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance Agency Act (the law that governs the NDIS). The package of materials produced for public consultation includes the Amendment Bill, two new sets of NDIS Rules, two...

International Day of Sign Languages: 23 September >

International Day of Sign Languages: 23 September >

Deaf people all around the globe collectively use more than 300 sign languages. They are natural languages that are structurally different from spoken languages. Observance of the International Day of Sign Languages helps spread awareness about sign languages and...

Future of Australia’s Hearing Services Program >

Future of Australia’s Hearing Services Program >

The Australian Government is taking a close look at its Hearing Services Program (HSP). This is important because the HSP affects 100,000 of our constituents. The HSP aims to reduce the impact of hearing loss by providing free hearing devices and rehabilitation...

Face masks a barrier for people with hearing loss >

Face masks a barrier for people with hearing loss >

Lip reading is impossible with a face mask in place. Communication can be a challenge for the deaf and hearing-impaired, and the mandatory wearing of face masks during COVID-19 has only made it more so. People with hearing loss rely on facial expressions and clear...

The program helping 8-thousand First Nations children >

The program helping 8-thousand First Nations children >

Hearing Australia, with the support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services across Australia, has helped over 8,000 First Nations children aged between birth and six years of age in some 240 communities during the past 12 months. Through the Hearing...

Lessons from juggling parenting, caring and work in COVID >

Lessons from juggling parenting, caring and work in COVID >

Lessons for the post-COVID workplace. A significant proportion of the workforce is balancing parenting and/or caring responsibilities. However, traditional workplace structures have failed to keep up with workers’ attempts to balance work and family life and leave...