DEAF­NESS COUN­CIL WA

Joondalup Times - - HEALTH -

JOIN the Deaf­ness Coun­cil WA at a range of events through­out Hear­ing Aware­ness Week 2017.

The main event of the week is Q&A NDIS – New Fron­tiers for Deaf­ness, on how the NDIS has an im­pact on peo­ple who are deaf or hear­ing im­paired.

Host Deaf­ness Coun­cil WA pres­i­dent Barry MacKin­non will be joined by mod­er­a­tor Geof Parry from Chan­nel 7 News and a panel of com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives from across the sec­tor. The event will be at The Boule­vard Cen­tre, Floreat, Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 23, at 10am.

To book ques­tions to the panel and RSVP, email jed­monds.bet­ter­hear­ingwa@ gmail.com.

A hear­ing bus is trav­el­ling around Perth through­out the week of­fer­ing free hear­ing tests; visit the bus at Am­cal Ar­madale Haynes Phar­macy on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 23, and Kar­rinyup Shop­ping Cen­tre on Thurs­day, Au­gust 24.

You can get a free hear­ing test with Telethon Speech & Hear­ing on Tues­day, Au­gust 22, at 36 Dodd Street, Wem­b­ley, 9am-4pm, and Thurs­day, Au­gust 24, Cock­burn In­te­grated Health & Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity, 11 Went­worth Pa­rade, Suc­cess, 10am-2pm.

The Big Aussie Hear­ing Check is also of­fer­ing free hear­ing tests un­til Fri­day, Au­gust 25. To find your near­est lo­ca­tion, call 131 797 or visit www.bi­gaussiehear­ingcheck. com.au.

Head to Face­book.com/ EarS­cience to see videos up­loaded through­out the week on a range of new hear­ing tech­nol­ogy, such as “Imag­ine if in­stead of re­ceiv­ing a hear­ing de­vice, new hear­ing stem cells are trans­planted into your ear” or “Can cochlear im­plants re­duce the rate of de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety and so­cial iso­la­tion?”.

The WA Deaf So­ci­ety is host­ing a Baby Sign and Su­per Fun Play Day, Fri­day, Au­gust 25, 10am-noon, at unit 46, 5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth.

Bet­ter Hear­ing Aus­tralia WA is of­fer­ing au­ral re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion classes, Aus­lan con­ver­sa­tion and so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties. For de­tails, visit www.bet­ter­hear­ingwa.org.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit deaf­ness­coun­cilwa.org.au.

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