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Children who are deaf or hard of hearing can access specialist early intervention services provided by some state governments or NDIS provider organisations specialising in early intervention services for children with hearing loss and their families.

The Australian Government funds the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which offers support to children with hearing loss younger than 9 years old and their families.

At your first appointment with Hearing Australia, the audiologist will discuss the NDIS with you and inform you about the NDIS early childhood partner in your local area. Your NDIS early childhood partner will support you in applying for the NDIS on your child’s behalf. Your child with permanent hearing loss can access the supports they need earlier through the NDIS Pathway Hearing Stream. 

The information provided in the table below lists the organisations who provide specialist early intervention services for children with hearing loss and their families.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Contact detailsEarly Childhood Inclusion Service
Phone: 03 6231 1625
Website: Click here.
NEXTSENSE
Contact detailsNextSense Connected Services
Phone: 1300 581 391
Website: Click here.
NDIS Provider PanelYes
Services offeredServices offered by video-conferencing
Individualised program
Assist parents to develop skills to support child
Parent education
Assessment and consultation at North Rocks campus
Communication optionsAuditory-verbal
Auditory-oral
Auslan
THE SHEPHERD CENTRE (TSC)
Contact detailsLevel 5
18 Elizabeth Street
HOBART 7000
Phone: 02 9370 4400
Website: Click here.
NDIS Provider PanelYes
Services offeredIndividual weekly, fortnightly or monthly therapy sessions
Speech, language and social skills development programs for young children, primary and secondary school students
Weekly children’s playgroup
Individual Family Plan or Individual Education Plan
Parent support group; parent education sessions
School readiness program
Listening, speech and language assessments
Individual family/sibling social support sessions
Communication optionsListening and spoken language

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