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Still waiting to be heard...

14 September, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

Still waiting to be heard: Report on the Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia The Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport report entitled Still waiting to be heard was presented in the Australian Parliament on 13 September 2017. The report is available at:  http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Health_Aged_Care_and_Sport/HearingHealth/Report_1...

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Survey - Parent information needs and the NDIS

10 September, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

Parents of children who have a permanent hearing loss are invited to participate in our survey Parent Information Needs and the NDIS Survey for parents who have already registered for the NDIS  http://ndisparticipants.questionpro.com   Survey for parents who have not yet registered with the NDIS  http://ndisfuture.questionpro.com The purpose of this survey The NDIS is currently operating in some areas of Australia and by 2019 most families of children with permanent hearing loss will access services through the NDIS. The NDIS brings a self-directed funding model to people with disabilities. This involves changes to how parents of children with hearing loss access...

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Preparing for an appointment

02 September, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

Going to an appointment with your child with hearing loss can be stressful. We have worries and questions and can leave the appointment without having these discussed. The Patient Revolution provides some simple tools and ideas to help you prepare for those important appointments. For more information: https://patientrevolution.org/patients-caregivers...

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Hearing Awareness Week - time to educate others

21 August, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

It is Hearing Awareness Week which aims to eliminate the stigma, isolation, lack of work opportunities, and the associated health issues to improve the overall quality of life for people with deafness or hearing impairment. It is often described as the ‘invisible disability’. This is partly because hearing aids tend not to be obvious and also because those affected are often isolated through lack of access to communications. As technology advances, many people with hearing loss benefit from hearing aids and cochlear implants. These innovations have made a positive difference in the way they can communicate and enjoy their lives,...

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The Parent Journey

01 August, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

A wonderful message about the parent journey from FCEI Africa Conference 2017.  Watch now: https://youtu.be/n8fFefP8A7k...

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