Trusted information about hearing loss including the signs of hearing loss, why your hearing is getting worse, hearing tests and treatment.
Hearing loss prevention
Some hearing loss may be permanent but there are ways to prevent hearing loss and permanent damage to your ears. Learn more.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate the hearing nerve to provide sounds directly to the brain. They are designed to improve hearing.
Deafness is the inability to hear properly or not hear at all. Follow the links below to find trusted information about hearing impairments and government support services.
How to make a phone call when you're deaf or can't speak
One in 6 Australians has some hearing loss, while others have a speech impairment. The National Relay Service allows all people to communicate by phone.
Guide dogs, also called seeing eye dogs, are animals trained to help people who are blind or visually impaired to travel safely. Find out more by reading our trusted partner pages.
Assistance dogs are animals trained to help people who are living with physical disabilities to move around and do everyday activities. They are also called service dogs. Read more about assistance dogs.
Is 'baby brain' real?
Researchers at Deakin University who investigated 'baby brain' found that cognitive function and memory are affected in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Alzheimer's disease symptoms
Trusted information on symptoms and signs of mild, moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease, including a video with expert advice on symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Calling triple zero (000)
Triple zero (000) is the number to call for ambulance, police or fire services in an emergency. Only call 000 if the situation is serious and urgent.