Resources

Facebook groups & organisations

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Acknowledgement:

ACT Deafness Resource Centre offers training services, youth groups and services that raise awareness. Go to their website and find them on Facebook

Aussie Deaf Kids is an online information and support for families raising a child with a hearing loss. Go to their website and find them on Facebook

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

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. Visit the website

BHA Canberra on Facebook

BHA Brisbane on Facebook

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

Deafness Forum of Australia is the peak national consumer body representing the interests of the 3.5 million Australians who live with hearing loss, deafness and ear disease through its membership of the World Hearing Forum, NDIS CEO Forum and Australian Federation of Disability Organisations. Visit the website and Facebook page.

Deafblind Australia supports and empowers Australians with deafblindness to be self-determined and to advocate for themselves. Visit the website and find them on Facebook

 

Deafblind Information by Senses Australia is 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. Go to the website and find them on Facebook

Deaf Elders – you will need to apply to join this Facebook group

Deaf Australia is an organisation for people whose first language is Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Website and  Facebook

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

Deaf History Facebook community

Deaf Society is a provider of specialist services for Deaf and hard of hearing people and their families as well as deaf people with additional needs. It is currently merging with Deaf Services Queensland. Go to the website and Facebook page.

Deaf Sports Australia supports the participation of deaf Australians in all levels of sport. Website and Facebook

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. Website

Hearing Health Sector Alliance provides a unified voice to help all Australians who are deaf or hard of hearing to live well in the community and access vital education, services and technology. Website

Hearing Matters Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping Australians with hearing loss. Website and Facebook

Hear For You offers mentoring programs and workshops to teenagers all over Australia. Website and Facebook

Hearing Australia is the sole provider of Community Service Obligation services – website  National Acoustic Laboratories (aka NAL) is the research division of Hearing Australia. Since 1947, NAL’s research into hearing has opened up new ways in which people with hearing difficulties can be helped. Website and Facebook

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. Website

NDIS Grassroots Discussion group on Facebook

NDIS and Deaf & HoH People is a Facebook group with a focus on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Parents of Deaf Children is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing information, support, advocacy including face to face peer support for children with all levels of deafness and their families. Website and Facebook

UsherKids Australia is about enhancing the lives of children with Usher Syndrome in Australia through information, collaboration and connections. Website and Facebook

Professional bodies

Audiology Australia website and Facebook

Australian College of Audiology website and Facebook

Hearing Aid Audiology Society of Australia website and Facebook

Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association website

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters website

National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf website

Facebook page for South Australia branch.

Facebook Western Australia branch.

International organisations

Association of Late-Deafened Adults website

British Deaf Association website and Facebook

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association website and Facebook

Children of Deaf Adults International website and Facebook

Find them on Facebook

National Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Zealand website and Facebook

Gallaudet University, U.S. website and Facebook