Useful Links and Videos

Organisations

Alexander Graham Bell

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention.

Australian Communication Exchange

Offer communication products and services to Deaf, communication impaired, hearing impaired and hearing people.

Australian Hearing

Provide hearing aid services for children and young people up to the age of 26 and eligible adults.

Better Hearing Australia

Better Hearing Australia provides help to people in Australia with hearing impairment to improve their quality of life.

CICADA

CICADA provides support to cochlear implant recipients in Australia through information, education and social events.

Deafness Forum of Australia

Deafness Forum is the peak overarching body for deafness in Australia and represents all interests and viewpoints of people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a chronic ear disorder.

Deaf Children Australia

Deaf Children Australia provide support and advocacy for children with hearing loss and their families

Deafness Centre

The Deafness Centre is a multidisciplinary clinic that assists deaf and hearing-impaired children, teenagers and their families where there are problems associated with their deafness.

Ephpheta Centre

Ephpheta centre offers religious and social services for the deaf and hearing impaired and those who have lost their hearing through age or industrial deafness. It is located in Sydney’s inner west.

Hear for You

Hear For You provides a mentoring program which gives guidance and support to hearing impaired teens at a vitally important stage of their lives.

National Relay Service

The National Relay Service runs the call center where relay officers relay the calls between hearing impaired and hearing individuals.

Parent Council for Deaf Education (PCDE)

PCDE provide information, support and advocacy for parents of hearing impaired children.

Usher Kids

UsherKids Australia is a network established to advocate for children diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a rare genetic condition characterised by hearing loss or deafness, the progressive loss of vision and in some cases, vestibular dysfunction.

NSW Health – IPTAAS

IPTAAS is the Isolated Patients Transport and Accommodation Assistance Scheme. This is a NSW Government initiative designed to help with the financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs when a patient needs to travel lengthy distances for specialist medical treatment that is not available locally.

Education

Catherine Sullivan Centre

The Catherine Sullivan Centre provides early intervention services to infants and children with hearing loss.

Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf

Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf support hearing impaired children in the classroom.

NSW Public Schools – disabilities program

The Department of Education and Communities provide a Learning Support Team to assist classroom teachers to address the educational needs of students with a disability.

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)

RIDBC provides early intervention services to infants and children with hearing loss and/or vision impairment.

St Gabriel’s School

For students with Hearing Impairment and Other Special Needs is located in Castle Hill, a norhtern suburb of Sydney.

The Shepherd Centre

The Shepherd Centre provides early intervention services to infants and children with hearing loss.

Manufacturers

Cochlear Ltd

Manufacturer of Cochlear implantable device

MED-EL

Manufacturer of MED-EL implantable devices

Advanced Bionics

Manufacturer of the Advanced Bionics implantable devices

Videos

Getting a cochlear implant – Leah’s Experience 

Victoria’s Cochlear Implant Journey

Click here to read Victoria’s story

Liz’s Cochlear Implant Journey

Click here to read Liz’s story