Useful links

Useful links

Hereunder is a selection of websites covering different aspects of hearing loss which you may find useful. These are grouped under the following categories:

  • Corporate Members whose support is vital to SHHH’s ongoing work
  • Support Groups
  • Related Organizations
  • Professional Services
  • Hearing Technology
  • Blogs & Social Networks for sharing personal experiences of hearing loss

Those wishing to get in touch with any of the organizations listed will find full contact details in the relevant website. 

Corporate Members

SHHH would like to thank and acknowledge our corporate members listed below and encourage our members to support them:

Blamey and Saunders Hearing P/L

Guide Dogs SA.NT Hearing Services

Healthy Hearing & Balance Care

Hearing & Balance Centre

Hearing Savers

Independent Audiologists of Australia

Ku-Ring-Gai Municipal Council

Mac Hearing P/L

Macquarie Speech & Hearing Clinic


Pinnacle Hearing

Media Access Australia
See below under “Professional Services”

Oricom International

See below under “Hearing Technology”

Phoenix Hearing Instruments
See below under “Hearing Technology”

Sonova Australia P/L
See below under “Hearing Technology”

See below under “Hearing Technology”

Word of Mouth Technology
See below under “Hearing Technology”

Support Groups

Share your views and discuss mutual problems concerning hearing loss with many others from around the world through SHHH’s own Facebook Group. Join in by clicking:

The Meniere’s Resource and Information Centre is run by the Meniere’s Support Group of Victoria (MSGV).This is a non-profit, self-help organisation run mainly by volunteers. A small group of individuals with Ménière’s disease established the MSGV in 1991.   It aims to provide a high level of community support for people who have Ménière’s disease.  For details see:

The Australian Tinnitus Association (NSW) Ltd is a non-profit company established in Sydney in December 1984 and is supported by the South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service.ATA’s mission is to provide information, support and counselling to tinnitus sufferers and preventative education to the wider community.   For details see:

ACT Deafness Resource Centre

Aussie Deaf Kids

Broken Hill & District Resource Centre Inc.


Hear for You

Better Hearing

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

The Shepherd Center

Related Organisations

The Deafness Forum of Australia is the umbrella body for deafness and hearing impairment organizations in Australia.  Based in Canberra it lobbies the Commonwealth Government on issues affecting its constituency.  For details see:

Hearing Loss Association of America was originally SHHH in the USA, from which SHHH Australia took its name.  It then changed its name.  However its aims remain similar to those of SHHH Australia, though on a larger scale:
Deaf Children Australia provides information, advocacy, support services and educational resources that respond to the needs of these children and their families:
The Deaf Society of NSW is the leading provider in NSW of specialist services to people who are Deaf and their families.  Services include sign language interpreting, education and training, employment and workplace support services, individual and community support, advocacy, and outreach in regional NSW.  For more information see:
hearingHQ-logo-145-high This is the website of Hearing HQ a useful link to  information and service.


Professional Services

This is the website for the Office of Hearing Services (OHS) within the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.  It gives details of the provision of Hearing Service Vouchers for Centrelink clients and other eligible citizens:
Australian Hearing is part of the Commonwealth Department of Human Services.  Their services include assessing hearing, fitting hearing devices and providing counselling and rehabilitative programs to help eligible clients manage their hearing impairment. They have a large number of outlets all over Australia:

The National Acoustics Laboratory (NAL) undertakes scientific investigations into hearing, hearing habilitation and rehabilitation, and the effects of noise on people, including the prevention of hearing loss.  Most of this is government funded but some additional research is also performed in collaboration with commercial organisations from the hearing rehabilitation and hearing protection industries.
National Relay Service is a telephone relay service that allows people who are deaf or have a hearing, speech or other communication impairment to make phone calls, any time of the day or night:
The Australian Communication Exchange (ACE) is a non profit organisation dedicated to empowering those who are deaf or have a hearing, speech or communication impairment to obtain access to the telephone and other telecommunication networks. They provide access to interested people, via the National Relay Service (see above).  ACE also provides to the community a wider variety of services and resources including a directory of other web sites.
The Audiological Society of Australia maintains a list of qualified audiologists throughout Australia on this website:

Media Access Australia used to be the Australian Caption Centre.  It is now part of the international Red Bee Corporation. It provides captioning services for TV channels, DVDs, etc:
a i media Access Innovation Media creates innovative economic access solutions that transform the experience of life for many people. Working with committed clients and partners in the private, public and community sectors, Ai-Media delivers world-leading solutions in the production, broadcast, education, health and business arenas.  Their website:
The Hearing Education and Research Network (HEARnet) provides online information about hearing health and hearing technologies to adults, children and families affected by hearing loss;hosts online training modules (through HEARnet Learning); and improves community knowledge about the risks of noise-induced hearing loss and prevention measures.  Their website:
EARtrak logo_2015 EARtrak provides an independent measurement of hearing aid outcomes.

Hearing technology

The Disability section of Telstra’s website includes a catalogue with a variety of products to assist those with a hearing impairment.  Telstra also has a number of locations where TTY pay phones are available, over 230 Australia-wide are listed in this section:

A wealth of imformation on the implantable hearing devices manufactured by this multinational corporation, particularly their cochlear implants and their “Baha” bone conduction aids:
Sonova Australia Pvt Ltd’s  website describes and also includes Phonak’s range of hearing aids, communication aids and other accessories:
Oricom are an Australian firm specialising in telephones and other communications equipment.  Their range includes “Care” phones with amplification for the hearing impaired:

Printacall are retailers of a wide range of assistive devices for the hearing impaired.  They are based in Denistone East, in metropolitan Sydney:
Phoenix Hearing Instruments makes custom communications plugs, assistive listening devices, alerting systems, voice amplification, TV listening systems, smoke alarms and a range of other products for the hearing and vision impaired. Based in Herston, in the Brisbane

Based in Croydon , 6 Sturt Street South, Croydon, VIC 3136. Word of Mouth Technology specialises in assistive technology for the deaf and hearing impaired:
Ezisound is a one-stop shop for online hearing aid accessories and assistive listening devices.  Hearing loss solutions in the convenience of your own home:

 Blogs & Social Networks

  SHHH  has its own Facebook site for members and other interested parties to interact with one another.  For details see:
Read My Lips is a blog site started by Rosemary Pryde in 2012.  She has been profoundly deaf since the age of four.  This site aims to share experiences and information among those with hearing loss and those who are involved with them.  Visit this site at:

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