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Preventing hereditary deafness

Scientists have used a novel gene-editing approach to salvage the hearing of mice with genetic hearing loss and succeeded in doing so without any apparent unwanted-target effects. The animals -- known as Beethoven mice -- were treated for the same genetic mutation...

NDIS and inequality

A report identifies inequality and service problems in the NDIS. Males and people with higher incomes are more likely to benefit from the NDIS Market gaps in the NDIS are a growing problem Money in NDIS plans that isn’t spent by participants could be reclaimed by the...

Message in NAIDOC Week

We know that hearing loss and ear disease are roadblocks to closing the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In NAIDOC Week, Deafness Forum’s chair David Brady shares an experience of the inequality caused by failing to address hearing health issues...

CapTel and National Relay Service Q&A

  The Commonwealth Department of Communications, responsible for the NRS, has responded to questions asked about the future of CapTel and other matters relating to the NRS under new contract arrangements with a company called Concentrix. You can read and download...

CapTel axed from National Relay Service

The Commonwealth Government has awarded American company, Concentrix Services a contract to deliver the National Relay Service (NRS). One of the first things Concentrix is contracted to do is to shut down the CapTel handset service on 1 February 2020. What is CapTel...