• Power of Speech 2017 13 Jul 2017

    This August six young adults will travel to Canberra with the amazing opportunity to speak to Australia’s federal politicians about the future for people with hearing loss.
    The group, travelling from across Australia and New Zealand, are all graduates of First Voice early intervention centres, including The Shepherd Centre’s Emily Quinn-Smyth.
    Each participant will

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  • Our brand new cubby! 12 Jul 2017

    Yesterday Newtown Centre was buzzing with excitement as we held our Kidscape Reunion and revealed the centre’s brand new cubby!
    The cubby was built by the marvellous team of tradies at hipages, a popular Australian online company that provides trusted, qualified tradies for home renovations.
    They held a nationwide competition last December inviting children across

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  • Teleintervention program for deaf kids launched in Orange 26 Jun 2017

    A new online program “Talk Together Connect” aimed at helping hearing impaired children in regional areas learn to listen and speak was officially launched in Orange, thanks to a $106,000 grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.

    ‘We’ve always supported children in regional areas,’ says Dr Jim Hungerford, ‘but this new program allows families to connect

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  • Aussie TV star Mike Goldman to champion deaf and hearing impaired children 22 May 2017

    Leading children’s charity The Shepherd Centre has announced Australian TV presenter and actor Mike Goldman as the organisation’s official ambassador. Goldman will be helping to raise awareness of the importance of early intervention support for hearing impaired children across the country.
    Goldman, who is known for his time hosting Big Brother Australia and role in

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  • World Hearing Day: Early intervention drives lifelong success for deaf children

    World Hearing Day: Early intervention drives lifelong success for deaf children 03 Mar 2017

    Results of Australian-first study revealed on World Hearing Day
    Concern over future funding for crucial programs
    World Hearing Day – Friday 3rd March 2017

    The results of an Australian-first study into the education, employment and social outcomes of hearing impaired children who receive early intervention therapy have been revealed today – marking World

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