You are here:  Home » Parents

Sharing information with classmates and teachers

11 January, 2022 Ann Porter

Real Life Tips: Sharing information with classmates and teachers Give a short presentation: This could be in person or on PowerPoint. Explain what it means to have a hearing loss and the type of adjustments needed to maximise your child's learning. You could involve your child to help with demonstrations. See how one of our parents organised this below. Create an information sheet about your child: This is helpful for teachers to refer to and also if there are new teachers or carers in the class. Keep information concise and use of images is good. Stay tuned for a separate...

Read More



Sounds & Signs - December 2021

10 December, 2021 Ann Porter

The December 2021 edition of Sounds Signs the official newsletter of Aussie Deaf Kids is now available.  Read it online: Sounds Signs December 2021 We will be taking a break in January and Sounds Signs will return in February. To subscribe: https://www.aussiedeafkids.org.au/newsletter-signup...

Read More



December webinar now online

10 December, 2021 Ann Porter

The webinar presented by Alison King  Principal Audiologist for Paediatric Services at Hearing Australia is now available online. This webinar will give you some insights into Hearing Australia's program for children, including: When did the Australian Government’s children’s hearing services program start, and why? Who decides what services can and can’t be provided to Australian children? How is the program funded? How does Hearing Australia use the funding to help children in all parts of Australia? What is the difference between the Hearing Services Program and the NDIS? How does Hearing Australia make sure that children and families receive a quality...

Read More



Managing listening fatigue

07 December, 2021 Ann Porter

Real Life Tips Managing listening fatigue Children with hearing loss have to concentrate more than their hearing peers to hear, comprehend and respond effectively. There is a lot of energy required in lip reading, interpreting expressions, and filling in the gaps in conversations. It is no wonder our kids are in a state of exhaustion when they get home from school. Here are some ways your child can manage their listening fatigue: Use hearing aids/cochlear implants and other devices to make listening easier. Practice deep breathing, mindfulness, or relaxation. Use captions when watching TV. Encourage your child to have quiet...

Read More



We need your help!

03 December, 2021 Ann Porter

Do you remember the days when you struggled to put your baby's hearing aids in while they were wriggling around? Did you feel nervous about going to your babies first hearing aid fitting?   We would love to share some short demonstration videos with new parents so they feel more empowered and informed!  We are looking for short videos demonstrating the easy insertion of your baby's ear mould and hearing aid the audiologist making a hearing aid mould by taking impression of child's ear using soft putty Videos will be shared on our ADK website and social media. Approval must...

Read More