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Water and swim safety

Water and swim safety tips: Remove hearing devices after giving your child safety instructions and store them in a safe/dry place. As your child gets older, teach them to do this for themselves. Cochlear implants do have waterproof accessories. Reinforce safety rules often as DHH kids don’t always hear these fully. They also miss the […]

Recycling hearing aid batteries

Button cell batteries dumped in landfills will leak toxins into the soil and water supplies. The good news is that they are recyclable, and many places will take your old batteries, such as Hearing Australia, Office Works, watch repairers, and even Woolworths. So, if you are not already doing so, store your old batteries in […]

Pedestrian safety

DHH kids and adults are more at risk on the road. They may not be able to hear oncoming traffic, road works or emergency vehicles. Even if they wear cochlear implants or hearing aids, these devices have limitations such as the microphone pick-up range, and sound being distorted or not picked up until it’s much […]

Loud music can be dangerous

Loud music or noise can still cause injury to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. Even though children who are D/HH need sound to be louder to hear it clearly, Audiologists treat the risk of hearing damage from loud noise the same in children with or without hearing loss. When listening to music […]

Fire safety tips & resources

Check out these helpful tips and links to existing fire safety resources. Smoke Alarms Specialised devices sound an alarm at higher decibels and can link to flashing lights and a vibrating pad under your child’s pillow. These devices are expensive and don’t integrate with other smoke alarms. Specialised alarms can be purchased under your child’s […]

Contacting emergency services

Children can learn from a young age how to contact emergency services – even if they are deaf or hard of hearing. Explore the options below and work out what would work best for your child. National Relay Service The emergency services recommend that anyone with a hearing loss contact emergency services via the National […]

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