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News and events

Preventing hereditary deafness

Scientists have used a novel gene-editing approach to salvage the hearing of mice with genetic hearing loss and succeeded in doing so without any apparent unwanted-target effects. The animals — known as Beethoven mice — were treated for the same genetic mutation that causes progressive hearing loss in humans, culminating in profound deafness by their […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

NDIS and inequality

A report identifies inequality and service problems in the NDIS. Males and people with higher incomes are more likely to benefit from the NDIS Market gaps in the NDIS are a growing problem Money in NDIS plans that isn’t spent by participants could be reclaimed by the NDIS, even if they’ve been sitting on a […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Men’s Shed volunteers mentor young men with intellectual disability

Occupational therapists have an important role in developing mentoring programs with community-based organisations. One project, in which Men’s Shed volunteers mentored younger men with an intellectual disability, harnessed the principles of occupational wellbeing to work with a disadvantaged group to develop increased opportunities for work related skills, routines and increased social confidence and belonging. Professor […]

Source: DANA

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