The official website for Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (Australia) Inc.
What's on this websiteClick on one of the links below to get to the relevant page:
All About SHHH
What We Are
Mission Statement and Objectives
SHHH Online Discussion Group
Libby Harricks Achievement Award
Hearing Aid Bank
Where To Find Us
The People Behind Us
Board of Management
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SHHH Information Sheets
Many useful articles and features on all aspects of hearing impairment.
Click here to find references to all kinds of useful services such as audiologists, suppliers of hearing technology, support groups, other associations, etc, etc.
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Hillview Community Health Centre
1334 Pacific Highway
Turramurra NSW 2074
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This website is for members of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) and for the wider community of those have an interest in hearing impairment. It tells you what SHHH is about, and has lots of news and information on hearing impairment issues. There are many links to other relevant websites and much more besides. In particular, see the Special Features at the foot of this column.
SHHH is here to help!Do you feel that you or someone close to you may have a hearing loss? Check for these common signs of hearing loss here.
Hearing loss is a very common problem, affecting more than one in ten in our community. A hearing impairment can be very distressing to the individual, to couples, and to family, friends, carers and workmates. However, there is so much that can be done nowadays to help people manage hearing loss. With modern technology, good communication strategies and well developed coping skills, so much more can be done to make life easier and more enjoyable.
SHHH is made up of many volunteers, mainly themselves hearing impaired, who are able to help others with the knowledge and experience that they have acquired.
Community Service Announcement
Four people share their experiences of hearing loss in this video.
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SHHH Online Discussion Group
Invisible Handicap Resource Kit.
This popular resource kit, aimed at professionals and carers working with the hearing impaired, is now on sale at a greatly reduced price. For details follow this link.
To read a professional review of this package click here.
Ask an audiologist! Do you have a question you would like to put to our expert audiologist, Dr Jenny Rosen? Send an email to SHHH at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you with an answer as quickly as possible.
Captioned movies. Would you like to know what captioned movies are showing and where you can watch them? Media Access Australia have them listed on their website. Follow this link to see them.
SHHH Library. Did you know that SHHH has a library of books, magazines, DVDs and videotapes covering all aspects of hearing impairment? Call into SHHH's Turramurra Information Centre to browse or borrow from our collection. A catalogue of what's in the SHHH library can be seen here.
Donations of relevant material are always welcome.
Hearing Aid Bank. SHHH, in conjunction with Macquarie University, has established a Hearing Aid Bank. Eligible needy people who are not able to receive free hearing aids from the Commonwealth Government can be fitted with recycled hearing aids. Donations of suitable unwanted aids are welcome. Click here for more information and to read the story of how the Hearing Aid Bank came into being.
SHHH Buddy System Trial. Are
you interested in making contact with other SHHH members in your area? If so, we want to hear from you. Please contact Pauline Reidy on 02 9144 7586 or email@example.com
Note that you must be a SHHH member to participate. That's another good reason to join! Click here for an application form.
Captioned Telephony Trial.SHHH has successfully applied for the trial of the WebCapTel system. We can offer any interested member a trial at our office in Turramurra, NSW.
If you are not sure what WebCapTel is, it basically allows you to make and receive phone calls via your computer with captions.
No special equipment is needed. All you need is a computer with an internet connection and any telephone. Please phone the SHHH office on 9144 7586 to express your interest.
This website last updated 8 March 2013
of the World Federation of the Deaf
The 2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf is being held in Sydney from 16-18 October 2013.
Visit the conference website here: www.wfdsydney2013.com
Click here for more information
THE MARCH 2013 ISSUE OF HEARING MATTERS IS NOW OUT!
In this issue:
. . . plus much more! See here for how to subscribe. Better still, become a SHHH member and receive this magazine with your membership. Click here for an application form.
Hear For You Program for 2013
Hear For You runs motivational and confidence building workshops for deaf and hearing impaired teens in Years 7-12.
The Hear For You NSW 2013 Program is now taking enrolments for their next program in Term One, 2013 in Sydney. The program is free and has been successful since 2008. Get in quickly as spots are filling fast!
Click here for the flyer which includes more information and an acceptance form.
Access at Belvoir St Theatre
It’s important to us that everyone coming to Belvoir St Theatre has the same experience, regardless of their physical abilities, so we are pleased to offer the following range of services and facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. For details click here.
Enjoy these short captioned Seinfeld sketches!
$100 discount offer
Do you know someone who would benefit from captioned telephone calls?
ACE is looking for people with hearing difficulties to trial a Captioned Telephone for free* in their home or workplace. The Captioned Telephone works like a normal telephone but provides additional captions in real-time to support the conversation. If you know someone who is hard-of-hearing and might miss a word on the telephone, please apply soon as trial positions are limited.
Cost: The only costs involved are the standard call costs you pay with your existing service provider, eg Telstra, Optus.
Requirements: You will need Broadband internet and an analogue phone line.
Please feel free to distribute this to your wider networks.
Visit our Captel website for more information, by clicking here.
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"One app can make a difference"
Any iPhone/iPad/iPod touch owner with a hearing disability should try this app. Click on this link: One app can make a difference
Captioning in Theatres________________
There are now more theatres than ever showing captioned performances. For details click here.
ACCESSIBLE REGIONS CAMPAIGN
Media Access Australia are running a campaign to promote greater access for regional Australia. Click here to see how SHHH members can help.________________
ONLINE MEAL DELIVERIES
Here's a website from which you can select meals for home delivery! Go to www.menulog.com.au to check it out.
For residents in Sydney's Hornsby area a bushfire hazard reduction assistance program has been initiated. Click here for details.
“Word Of Mouth” offers 10% discount to SHHH members.
Visit the Word of Mouth website on www.wom.com.au to see their range of equipment for the hearing impaired. Then contact the SHHH office on 9144 7586 for more details and to obtain your member's discount.
Not a SHHH member? Click here to obtain a membership application form.________________
Noise levels in restaurants
Visit this website to see how you can contribute to rating restaurants according to their noise level.____________
Looking Back . . .
May 09: The 2009 Libby Harricks Oration was delivered in Sydney by Professor Graeme Clark. Click here to read a summary of this.
Aug 07: SHHH produces a TV ad for Hearing Awareness Week 2007. See it here.
June 07: Review of the Invisible Handicap Training Package.