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Deafness

Deafness is the inability to hear properly or not hear at all. The majority of deaf people acquire their deafness after learning spoken language. Common reasons for deafness include:

Many deaf people rely on assistive devices such as hearing aids for amplification of sound.

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Deafness

Deafness is defined as partial or complete hearing loss.

Read more on WA Health website

Raising a deaf child

If you are raising a deaf child, make sure that you get the right support as soon as possible. You can find more about what help is available by reading our trusted partner pages.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Anxiety and depression in people who are deaf or hard of hearing

People with hearing loss encounter practical and social problems beyond those experienced by people who have their hearing. This may increase the risk of people with hearing loss developing mental health problems.

Read more on beyondblue website

Ears - The Inheritance of hearing loss and deafness | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Health care interpreting and translating services - Multicultural

Patients and their families and carers who do not speak English as a first language or are Deaf have the right to free, confidential and professional interpreters when they use public health services.

Read more on NSW Health website

Hearing impairment and schoolchildren - myDr.com.au

The terms hard of hearing, deaf and hearing impaired cover a wide range of conditions which affect a child's listening ability and therefore interferes with their educational and social development.

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Making a call to someone who uses the NRS - National Relay Service

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Alzheimer's Australia | National Dementia Helpline

Questions about dementia? The National Dementia Helpline is available 9.00am to 5.00pm across Australia, Monday to Friday excluding national public holidays. Call the National Dementia Helpline now on 1800 100 500. A message bank service is provided for after-hours enquiries, which will be responded to the next working day.

Read more on Alzheimer's Australia website

Deafblind services

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