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seeds of Language Development

10 March, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

You are invited to take part in the Seeds of Language Development project that investigates infants’ language development and hearing impairment. The study is funded by the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre and led by Professor Denis Burnham and Dr Marina Kalashnikova. This is a longitudinal study over a period of 2 ½ years that will include infants from 5 – 7 months to 3 years of age. This project is being run at the MARCS BabyLab at Western Sydney University. The researchers would like to know as much information from babies with different needs as possible. So the babies can be...

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We need to learn from the UK - Listen Up!

01 March, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

Aussie Deaf Kids, Parents of Deaf Children and other parent and consumer groups have highlighted the potential risks that the transition of Hearing Services to the NDIS poses for the future of Australian children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our submissions to government appear to have fallen on deaf ears. There are considerable risks. Many of our concerns are highlighted in the Listen Up! report from the National Deaf Children's Society NDCS). More information: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/help_us/campaigns/our_current_campaigns/england/listen_up.html...

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Listen live to Public Hearing on Hearing Health and Wellbeing

01 March, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

On Friday 3 March, the Department of Health, Australian Hearing, National Disability Insurance Agency and other government departments will appear before the Parliament’s Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport as part of its Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia. Committee Chair, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP, stated ‘the Committee is investigating how the delivery of hearing services will be structured once the NDIS is fully implemented.  Most importantly, the Committee will be examining what this means for hearing impaired Australians and what is being done to protect, and where possible, improve the quality of Australian hearing services.’ Public...

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Recent submissions

18 February, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

Aussie Deaf Kids and Parents od Deaf Children have collaborated on two submissions to recent Government inquiries. Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on the Provision of Hearing Services under the NDIS January 2017) Joint submission Aussie Deaf Kids and Parents of Deaf Children   Submission to the Inquiry into Hearing Health and Wellbeing (2016) Joint submission Aussie Deaf Kids and Parents of Deaf Children...

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Merry Christmas!

19 December, 2016 Ann Porter Parents

It's time to relax and take time out to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. Aussie Deaf Kids wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a joyful and rewarding 2017. Thank you to everyone who has assisted Aussie Deaf Kids through the year. Your help has made it possible to continue to support parents and advocate on their behalf. A special thanks to our Board of Directors and generous donors...

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