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Raising a deaf or hard-of-hearing child can be a challenging experience without the right support and access to information.

Make sure you get the right help and support

This will help your child’s development, and ensure your child reaches their full potential.

When navigating all the options available for your child, remember to take the time you need to review all avenues and seek the support you need to make an informed decision. Any pathway you choose can and should accommodate your specific, unique needs and choices.

Free hearing screening for your newborn can ensure early detection and implementation of intervention strategies for hearing loss.

To access this service in your state, refer to the list below.

The Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP) screens the hearing of newborns in their first weeks of life

Deaf Children Australia (VIC) can provide mentors, support groups and information to help both you and your family.

The Queensland Healthy Hearing Program offers free newborn hearing screening to all babies born in Queensland hospitals.

You can also contact Pregnancy Birth and Baby on 1800 882 436 for more information and support.