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POD QLD Picnic dates for 2018

02 February, 2018 Ann Porter Parents

POD is a parent network for parents with children who are deaf or have any degree or type of hearing loss. Come along to meet other parents and their children in a safe and friendly environment. When: Sunday 18th February, 11am-2pm Where: Anzac Park, Corner of Wool St and Dean St, Toowong All that you need to bring is some snacks to share and your drinks. A sausage sizzle will be provided for all. Playground includes a flying fox, fenced sandpit, swings, slides, seesaws, fort and climbing structures. Surrounded by shady trees and large grassy areas, there are picnic shelters...

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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 https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/freematerials/ENT_Questions_ENG.pdf Audiologist https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/freematerials/Audiologist_Questions_ENG.pdf Early intervention https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/freematerials/Early_Intervention_Questions_ENG.pdf Speech pathologist https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/freematerials/Speech_language_pathologist_Questions_ENG.pdf Medical professional https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/freematerials/medical-professional_questions_eng.pdf Audiology, hearing aids and cochlear implants http://www.ehdipals.org/ParentResources/EP_Tips_Parents.aspx...

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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: http://www.aussiedeafkids.org.au/annual-reports...

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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:  http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Health_Aged_Care_and_Sport/HearingHealth/Report_1...

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