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AllPlay Dance – world first initiative by Deakin University and the NDIA to create new evidence-based inclusive pathways for children with disabilities.

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.

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 Children Australia – not for profit that supports deaf and hard-of-hearing children, young people and their families to remove barriers to their personal development and social inclusion.

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 not for profit organisation in NSW dedicated to supporting parents of children who are deaf and hearing impaired.

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children – Australia’s largest non government provider of therapy, education and diagnostic services for people with hearing or vision loss.

Wimmera Hearing Society – voluntary hearing support organisation providing information and support in the Wimmera region of Victoria. 24B Roberts Ave, Horsham VIC 3400, Contact: (03) 5382 7501 or whearsoc@bigpond.com.

Access Hub – information on technology that are accessible and available for Deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech impaired to use to improve their day to day life.

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 Health Channel – health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up to date, easy to understand, regularly reviewed and locally relevant. The Victorian Government fully funds Better Health Channel, with no commercial advertising or corporate sponsorship.

Bionics Institute – biomedical research institute focusing on bionic hearing through cochlear implants, bionic vision through stimulation of the optic nerve and neurobionics through deep brain stimulation.

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 – organisation for people who communicate in Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

Deafness Council of Western Australia – facilitates the work of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people and agencies. The Council encourages relevant research and represents the needs and interests of Deaf and hard-of-hearing to decision makers.

Deafness Foundation (VIC) – dedicated to supporting the Deaf and hard-of-hearing through research, prevention, education, early detection and technology.

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

Hearing Matters Australia – Self help for hard-of-hearing people. SHHH is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping Australians with hearing loss. They provide world leading research and hearing services for the well being of all Australians.

National Acoustic Laboratories – research division of Hearing Australia.

Wimmera Hearing Society – voluntary hearing support organisation providing information and support in the Wimmera region of Victoria. 24B Roberts Ave, Horsham VIC 3400, (03) 5382 7501

An Aboriginal Ear Health Framework for South Australia - providing the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Aboriginal Ear Health and Hearing Loss (an overview)

An Aboriginal Ear Health Framework for South Australia – SA Health [PDF] (intended for use in health service planning, partnerships and coordination for Aboriginal children)

Practitioners in Indigenous Health - payments and programs for health professionals delivering services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Review of Ear Health and Hearing among Indigenous Australians - Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin, 2013 [PDF]

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

DeafACT – A group of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people who lobby for and promote advocacy, sport and recreation activities in ACT and surrounding areas.

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

Deaf Victoria – not for profit led and managed by Deaf and hard-of-hearing people through provision of advocacy and information services to strengthen community participation and quality of life for Deaf and hard-of-hearing Victorians.

Conexu Foundation – aims to use technology to bridge the communication divide between Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired Australians, and the broader community.

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.

DeafACT – A group of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people who lobby for and promote advocacy, sport and recreation activities in ACT and surrounding areas.

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

Deaf Sports and Recreation Queensland – facilitate and promote the equal participation of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Sports and Recreation at all levels in Queensland.

Deaf Sports and Recreation Victoria – not for profit organisation that also manages Victorian representatives of Australian deaf sports teams competing in local competitions. DSRV plays a role in putting deaf and hard-of-hearing Victorians in touch with various sporting clubs and keeping the community informed of events and opportunities for meeting new and like-minded people.

NSW Deaf Sports – aims to increase awareness among Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, teachers, parents, coaches and the general public; the benefits of participating in sports.

Able Australia – not for profit that provides services to people living with multiple disabilities including Deafblindness.

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.

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children – Australia’s largest nongovernment provider of therapy, education and diagnostic services for people with hearing or vision loss.


Association of Late-Deafened Adult | International – based in USA

British Deaf Association | United Kingdom

Children of Deaf Adults Inc. | International

Deaf Aotearoa | New Zealand

Gallaudet University | Washington, DC, United States of America

National Foundation for the Deaf | New Zealand

National Technical Institute for the Deaf | United States of America

Action on Hearing Loss (Formerly Royal National Institute for the Deaf) | United Kingdom

World Federation of Deaf | International – based in Finland

World Federation of Deaf Youth Section
| International – based in Finland

International Federation of Hard-of-Hearing | International

National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf – has been a professional body for Teachers of the Deaf since 1935. We currently represent over 300 Teachers of the Deaf throughout Australia and potentially we could include all Teachers of the Deaf within Australia.

Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) – works in partnership with schools, universities, early childhood, and deafness professionals to enable excellence in deaf education throughout Victoria for deaf, hard-of-hearing and young people, from birth to adulthood.

NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit – for people with Disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training

Making an Inclusive Australia – Deaf Australia Inquiry into the social issues relating to land based driver-less vehicles in Australia. [PDF]

Anxiety and depression in deaf and hard-of-hearing people – Beyondblue [PDF]

Information Sheets – on Deafness, hard-of-hearing, and related topics

Practitioners in Indigenous Health - payments and programs for health professionals delivering services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people