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Questions to ask at an appointment

29 January, 2018 Aussie Deaf Kids Parents

Parents in our online groups often ask what questions to ask their ENT, their audiologist etc. Here are a couple of good resources from the US. They are a good starting point for parents when thinking about their next appointment. ENT Audiologist Early intervention Speech pathologist Medical professional Audiology, hearing aids and cochlear implants

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2016-2017 Annual Report

29 November, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

The 2016-2017 Aussie Deaf Kids Annual Report is now available on our website. More information:

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Access to the NDIS - is your child eligible?

04 November, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

The NDIA had updated the access requirements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The important information for families whose child is deaf or hard of hearing is in Section 9.5.2 Early intervention for hearing impairment for people aged 0-25 The NDIA will be satisfied that a person meets the early intervention requirements without further assessment when the person: is aged between birth and 25 years of age; and has confirmed results from a specialist audiological assessment including electrophysiological testing when required) consistent with auditory neuropathy OR hearing loss ≥ 25 decibels in either ear at 2 or more adjacent frequencies, which is...

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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:

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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   Survey for parents who have not yet registered with the NDIS 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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