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The battle to save the NDIS has begun.

The battle to save the NDIS has begun.

The spiralling costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) threaten its sustainability. Implementing changes through a proposed Bill (law) is crucial to ensure its future. The revised NDIS, or NDIS 2.0 as it is sometimes called, aims to control cost...

First Nations Roundtable – official communique.

First Nations Roundtable – official communique.

Deafness Forum Australia hosted a roundtable meeting with a select group of influential stakeholders with a shared aim of helping to address the ear care and hearing health disparities in First Nations communities. The Roundtable, in March 2024 in Canberra, was...

Changes to the Deafness Forum Constitution.

Changes to the Deafness Forum Constitution.

The Deafness Forum board formed a working group in March 2023 to look into modernising the organisation's Constitution in line with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission model. These proposed changes will be presented to the Members for a vote at a...

Resilience Amidst the Ruin in Türkiye.

Resilience Amidst the Ruin in Türkiye.

It hasn’t been an easy road for Tülay and her two children, Cihan and Hilal* from Türkiye. Both children had cochlear implants fitted at a young age. When they broke, Tülay and her husband had no money to replace them. For more than two years, the children couldn’t...

Cancer survivors and hearing loss.

Cancer survivors and hearing loss.

Cancer survivors have a significantly higher prevalence of hearing loss than the general population. “We expected that cancer survivors would have a higher burden of hearing loss, but we are still surprised to see that 40% of cancer survivors reported troublesome...