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World Hearing Day will be held on 3 March 2023

World Hearing Day will be held on 3 March 2023

Did you know there are 4 million Australians living with hearing loss? And this figure is predicted to increase to almost 9 million by 2050 as the population ages. World Hearing Day in Australia is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness of how to prevent...

Our Federal Pre-Budget submission

Our Federal Pre-Budget submission

The Australian Government invited individuals, businesses and community groups to submit their ideas and priorities for the 2023-24 Budget. The Government places significant importance on receiving submissions in developing its budget strategy and policies. Deafness...

NDIS pre-planning toolkit for entering higher ed or VET

NDIS pre-planning toolkit for entering higher ed or VET

This NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit is for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training. You may require extra support to complete your chosen course to ensure participation is on the same basis as other students....

Addressing and raising awareness of Indigenous ear health

Addressing and raising awareness of Indigenous ear health

Kelvin Kong is dedicated to addressing and raising awareness of Indigenous ear health. The rates of ear disease and its associated complications, like hearing loss, are far more prevalent among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children than the general...

Deaf queer spaces do exist: Asphyxia

Deaf queer spaces do exist: Asphyxia

Melbourne-based author, artist and Deaf activist Asphyxia is making her debut as a songwriter at the Midsumma Festival 2023, with a brand new show Stranger Than Usual. “Using music and Auslan, I tell a personal story about the experience of being Deaf, queer,...

Helping families make choices for childrens’ hearing health

Helping families make choices for childrens’ hearing health

Hearing Australia has a resource for parents and families: 'Choices' is a free resource for families of children who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss from birth to twelve years of age. The book provides valuable information to help families confidently make the...