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Changes coming for Australia’s Hearing Services Program

Changes coming for Australia’s Hearing Services Program

The Government has begun a major review of the Hearing Services Program (HSP). The aim of the HSP is to reduce the incidence and consequences of avoidable hearing loss in the Australian community by providing access to high quality hearing services and devices. The HSP has two parts:– The Voucher Scheme provides free hearing aids […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

AFDO response to Anne Hathaway apology for her portrayal in The Witches remake

AFDO response to Anne Hathaway apology for her portrayal in The Witches remake

The apology from Anne Hathaway and Warner Bros. Pictures is just another installment in the continuing stigmatising, stereotyping,  and inappropriate portrayal by people without disability in mainstream entertainment and media of people with disability. Hathaways character in the movie has three fingers on each hand, a condition thats similar to ectrodactyly, a limb disability. There […]

Source: AFDO

DRC hears stories of education barriers

DRC hears stories of education barriers

The Disability Royal Commission public hearing in October was focused on Barriers to accessing a safe, quality and inclusive school education and life course impact. On the first day of the hearing Commissioners heard from a panel of representatives from advocacy organisations, with particular knowledge of education issues. 

 

Source: DANA

Nominating a person with disability for an OAM

Nominating a person with disability for an OAM

The Order of Australia recognises Australians for outstanding service or exceptional achievement. Everyone that is recognised is nominated by someone in the community. This means that we all have the ability to recognise someone for their hard-work and service. It also means that it is up to all of us to ensure our national awards […]

Source: AFDO

Australia’s Roadmap for Hearing Health gets Government funding

Australia’s Roadmap for Hearing Health gets Government funding

The Commonwealth Governments new budget, released on 6 October 2020, will commit $21million in the next 5 years to implement some of the key actions listed in the national Roadmap for Hearing Health in Australia. $5million for a public hearing health awareness and prevention campaign $7million for research into interventions to support vulnerable people $5million […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Under-reporting of hearing impairment limits life choices

Under-reporting of hearing impairment limits life choices

As part of the 2018–19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged seven years and over across Australia participated in a voluntary hearing test. The independent hearing test found more than 43 per cent people had a hearing impairment in at least one ear on the day […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

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