DEAFNESS COUNCIL WA
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.