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Welcome to your number one destination Audiology news, views and more. From our latest media releases, blog posts and breaking news stories to our latest issues of Audiology Now, we’ll keep your finger on the audiology sector pulse.


Client Guidance on Self-Fitting Hearing Devices

Audiology Australia has developed a client guidance on self-fitting hearing devices to assist health consumers, members of the public and hearing clients with understanding what self-fitting hearing devices are and some of the challenges that may be associated with purchasing, fitting and adjusting a self-fitting hearing device.

Australian mandatory safety and information standards – Button batteries and consumer goods

From 22 June 2022, manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers of button batteries or consumer goods that contain button batteries supplied to Australia must comply with the applicable Australian mandatory safety and information standards.

Consultation on the NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-2025

The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS has been conducting an inquiry into the NDIS workforce. As part of the inquiry, a National Workforce Plan has been released which sets out the Australian Government’s vision to build a responsive and capable workforce to support NDIS participants.

Teleaudiology Guidelines Being Developed for Hearing Sector

Audiology Australia is developing guidelines for hearing health care practitioners and hearing services providers to support the safe and effective delivery of hearing services by telehealth to people wherever they live.

Draft recommendations on the Government’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan

In 2019, the Australian Government established the Primary Health Reform Steering Group (Steering Group) to provide independent expert advice to guide the development of the Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan for primary health care reform and implementation of the voluntary patient registration measure for all Australians.

Malawi’s first home-grown audiologists

Eleven years ago Australian audiologists Peter and Rebecca Bartlett moved to Malawi with their three daughters, as missionary volunteers with the audiology aid agency EARS Incorporated.

Submission to NTC on the updated draft Assessing Fitness to Drive Guidelines

Audiology Australia has provided a submission response to the National Transport Commission on its updated draft AFTD guidelines. The AFTD guidelines are expected to be finalised and released this year.

Recognition of NDIS worker screening clearances in the aged care sector

Registered NDIS providers can now accept NDIS worker screening clearance for workers in high assessed roles that support NDIS participants.

Australian Digital Health Agency seeking information on diagnostic audiology reports

The Australian Digital Health Agency is developing a diagnostic reporting specification for the electronic exchange of diagnostic reports and would welcome feedback on best practice reporting from Audiology Australia members.

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Audiologists. We Hear You!

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World Hearing Day - Annual 3 March

Read about AudA’s activities as we join the global hearing health community in spotlighting ear and hearing health for World Hearing Day. 

Say no to stigma and yes to hearing health care equity.

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