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Children and young adults fitted with hearing aids or implants

Children and young adults fitted with hearing aids or cochlear implants in Australia - new report.   This report contains summary data on children and young adults fitted with hearing aids or cochlear implants in Australia.   In 2019, Hearing Australia supported the...

Crucial service: Earbus reaches far and wide in Western Australia

Earbus Foundation of WA works with regional, remote (and now metropolitan) communities across Western Australia to treat and reduce the high rates of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal babies and children. Earbus features local Aboriginal schoolchildren’s art...

Questions you always wanted to ask a person with hearing loss

People who don’t have hearing loss might find it hard to imagine what living with hearing loss is like – and might be shy about asking. But understanding hearing loss is a way to break down stigma and dispel misconceptions. Shari Eberts, Gael Hannan, and Nick Tedd...

Managing hearing impairment for people living with dementia

Report: Managing hearing impairment for people living with dementia in residential aged care. A new Australian research investigation has found that people with dementia and hearing impairment living in residential aged care facilities are not receiving optimal...

Change ahead for Australia’s Hearing Services Program

A review of the Hearing Services Program has begun. A new Expert Panel, led by Professor Mike Woods, and panelist Dr Zena Burgess PhD, will review the program and identify possible reforms to ensure that the program remains client-focused while modernising key...

Coronavirus virus led to isolation and alienation: Royal Commission

Canberra woman Sarah Yahya has told the Disability Royal Commission that she felt alienated, vulnerable and feared people with a disability were forced to take a back seat during the coronavirus crisis. Ms Yahya, who is profoundly hearing impaired and relies on...