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 Communication Exchange – now solely delivers the National Relay Services. The product development and research were donated to Conexu Foundation.

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 community.

Conexu Foundation – is a national not-for-profit organisation, the go-to for communication technology access for people who are hard of hearing, Deaf, speech impaired and people who aren’t. Conexu believes communicating well should be simple and easy. In conversation with communities, and by exploring technology, they hope to discover the best communication possibilities for everyone.

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 the national peak organisation for Deaf people in Australia. It represents the views of Deaf people who use 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 New South Wales – encourages understanding of hearing loss, and makes sure hearing impaired and Deaf people experience equality and social inclusion.

Deafness Council of Western Australia Inc – 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.

Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT – provides innovative solutions for the needs of the blind, vision impaired and deaf or hearing impaired, as well as families of children with autism.

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

Media Access Australia – is a not-for-profit organisation that provides information and applies technological solutions to media access issues, including captioning.

Meniere’s Australia – aims to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of meniere’s disease and other inner ear disorders.

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.

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

Tasmanian Deaf Society

Tinnitus Association of Victoria – is a voluntary, non-profit organisation helping people with tinnitus.


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

RNID – Royal National Institute for the Deaf – UK

National Technical Institute for the Deaf – US

Gallaudet University – US