Organisations that can help

ACT Deafness Resource Centre – offers training services, youth groups and services that raise awareness.

Aussie Deaf Kids – online information and support for families raising a child with a hearing loss.

Australian Tinnitus Association NSW – provides information, support and counselling to tinnitus sufferers and preventative education to the wider community.

Better Hearing Australia – is an independent consumer association for people who have hearing loss in Australia. It is a not-for-profit, self-help organisation controlled by members and provides Australia wide community support and help to everyone in the communi

CICADA – the Cochlear Implant Club and Advisory Association is a support organisation to provide support through fellowship for implant recipients, their families and friends.

Deaf Australia – is an organisation for people who communicate principally in Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

Deafblind Information – by Senses Australia. An accessible, web-based resource for individuals living with a combination of vision and hearing impairments, their families and support members, professionals and service providers.

Deaf CanDo – South Australia

Deaf Children Australia – provides a range of services to families with deaf and hard of hearing children.

The Deaf Society – is a leading provider of specialist services for Deaf and hard of hearing people and their families in NSW as well as deaf people with additional needs.

Deaf Services Queensland – is a leading provider of support services and information to the Deaf and hearing impaired community in QLD.

Deaf Sports Australia – is the peak body for Deaf Sports in Australia and facilitates and supports the participation of deaf Australians in all levels of sport.

Deafness Council of Western Australia – facilitates the work of Deaf and hearing impaired people and agencies. The Council encourages relevant research and represents the needs and interests of Deaf and hearing impaired to decision makers.
Deafness Foundation (VIC) – is dedicated supporting the Deaf and hearing impaired through research, prevention, education, early detection and technology.

Hearing Matters Australia – Self Help for Hard of Hearing people. SHHH is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping Australians with hearing loss.

HEARnet – an online network that brings together the latest information about hearing loss and how it can be best prevented and remedied and managed.

National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service – provides interpreters for any person who uses sign language to communicate and wants an interpreter for private medical appointments.

National Relay Service – is a telephone relay service that allows people who are deaf or have a hearing, speech or other communication impairment to make phone calls.

Parent Council for Deaf Education – is a non-profit organisation in NSW dedicated to supporting parents of children who are deaf and hearing impaired.

Tasmanian Deaf Society

WA Deaf Society

Professional bodies

Audiological Society of Australia

Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf

International organisations

Association of Late-Deafened Adults

British Deaf Association

Children of Deaf Adults Inc

National Foundation for the Deaf – New Zealand

Royal National Institute for the Deaf – UK

National Technical Institute for the Deaf – US

Gallaudet University – US