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Button battery safety – changes to consumer law on the way

Button batteries power hearing devices. At the same time, they are a very real health risk especially to children. The consumer law will be changed later in 2020 to include new safety provisions. But could changes have a negative effect on people’s use of hearing...

NRS and NABS response times slowed – coronavirus

People will experience longer than usual wait times to have their calls answered by the National Relay Service (NRS) and the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service (NABS). Slower response times are being caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a...

Hearing Australia Hear&Now 2020 Challenge

Almost 60 per cent of respondents to a national survey say their partner or parent doesn’t believe they have a hearing problem - or they think they’re coping fine. For the over 50s, almost 75 per cent of those who have a family member who hasn’t had a hearing check...

How Deafness Forum will operate during this pandemic

Members and friends, we wanted to give you a report on how Deafness Forum is operating in this current health emergency. We will keep our communication channels open but we can’t know the effect of increased demand on Australia’s NBN. Our IT provider has plans in...