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Disability Employment Centre of Excellence.

Disability Employment Centre of Excellence.

Deafness Forum Australia provided its ideas for the creation of a national Disability Employment Centre of Excellence. This Centre, to be established by the Australian Government, aims to significantly improve employment opportunities for individuals with...

Australians with good hearing health have fulfilling lives.

Australians with good hearing health have fulfilling lives.

Preventive health action is the key to achieving a healthier Australia by 2030. Avoidable hearing loss and a reluctance to seek professional help when hearing is fading represent an enormous social and economic cost to Australia. Preventing hearing loss is one of...

Welcome to Australia’s online lipreading program.

Welcome to Australia’s online lipreading program.

Feel more connected to conversations and the world around you. Video lessons (with captions for hearing accessibility) help you start, or build on, your ability to lipread. Learn and practice lipreading at your own pace from the comfort of your own home. Feel more...

Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation.

Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation.

Human interactions positively impact both our mental and physical health. Cultivating strong relationships and sustaining social connections significantly contribute to our overall wellbeing. These connections provide us with a sense of belonging and support,...

The elephant in the room — a cure for hearing loss.

The elephant in the room — a cure for hearing loss.

Prof David McAlpine at Macquarie University asks, do we need a cure or is what we have enough to solve the problem? “I'm going to say that the answer is — we need a cure, and the reason is because there is much of hearing loss we can't prevent — even so-called...