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Audiology at the Cutting Edge: Shaping Your Future

The Audiology Australia 2020 Conference in Perth, ‘Audiology at the Cutting Edge: Shaping Your Future’ will bring audiologists and other professionals together to forge a proactive and positive approach to the future, by sharing and expanding current knowledge, skills...

Help fix Disability Royal Commission submission form

To help people provide information to the Disability Royal Commission* a submission form was designed and released last year. But it soon became clear to Deafness Forum and others that the submission form had problems: the questions were too long and complicated not...

Parents vocal about hearing loss

Beth Leipholtz writes, Our three-month-old baby Cooper is profoundly deaf. When I heard that for the first time, when it became real to us, I was terrified. In retrospect, I think much of that fear stemmed from my lack of knowledge. I didn’t know what that diagnosis...

Sign language around the world

One of the most common misconceptions about sign language is that it’s the same wherever you go. That’s not the case. In fact, there are somewhere between 138 and 300 different types of sign language used throughout the world today. New sign languages frequently...

Tinnitus Week

It's Tinnitus Week. https://www.tinnitusweek.com/ Do you think you hear sound when none is present? Does it sound like there’s a constant buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing or clicking noise in your ears? If so, you might be experiencing tinnitus, or “ringing in...

Understanding & supporting teenage students with hearing loss

Teens and hearing loss are complex topics by themselves. Combined, they represent a challenge that often leaves parents wondering how they will live through this period of their child's life, teens on an emotional roller coaster from "leave me alone" to "pay attention...