Australian Hearing is a Commonwealth Government Authority that is dedicated to helping people manage their hearing impairment to improve their quality of life. Australian Hearing provides a full range of hearing services to children and young people up to 26 years of age, aged pensioners and most war veterans.
Australian Hearing was established by the Federal Government in 1947 at assist World War II veterans with ear damage and to help the large number of children born deaf following the rubella epidemic of the late 1940s. It is now one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of hearing services in the world.
Their national Children’s Services Program supports children who have a hearing loss and their families. The aim is to optimise each child’s speech, education and communication development.
The Federal Government funds this program and there is no charge for the services. If a child is fitted with a hearing aid, families are required only to pay a small fee each year for maintenance of the device and batteries.
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13-Nov-2015 4:17 PM (AEST)