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You want the child to understand the world >>

Macquarie University linguistics lecturer Della Goswell — an Auslan/English interpreter and educator — believes that the lack of access to a first language for some deaf children had created "a generation of deaf adults who are frustrated and angry they didn't get the...

NDIS: new report on people with communication difficulties >>

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need. A new report released by the NDIS (download it here) provides insights into the experiences of NDIS...

Nothing funny about hearing loss as my child knows >>

The older man has grey hair, and is a bit doddery. He’s mishearing his wife, repeatedly. “Better get your hearing tested!” the TV commercial’s voice-over says light-heartedly. It’s hilarious! Please excuse the sarcasm. The truth is, it’s not at all funny. Hearing loss...

The remarkable Kelvin Kong at the National Press Club >>

Kelvin Kong is an eminent Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon based in the Hunter region of NSW. He was the first Indigenous Australian surgeon and is now one of Australia’s leading ENT surgeons with a driving passion to reduce the disparity between health and learning...

Review of Hearing Services Program. What consumers say >>

The Government is reviewing the future of the Hearing Services Program. The Program aims to reduce the impact of hearing loss by providing eligible people with access to hearing services. The Government commissioned an Expert Panel to come up with a set of...

Hearing tools designed to help Aboriginal kids >>

The PLUM and HATS tools have been designed specifically to help detect hearing and speech problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Aboriginal children aged between 0 and 18 are five times more likely to be diagnosed with severe middle ear disease...