• What is the Online Telehealth System?

    What is the Online Telehealth System? 29 Mar 2020

    Ingrid Steyns, our Principal Manager, Clinical Learning & Development, explains our system in more detail.

    The Shepherd Centre is a world-leading provider of intervention for children with hearing loss and their families, enabling children who are deaf or hearing impaired to develop spoken language skills so they may fully participate in the world, and

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  • Telephone porting this Thursday 26th March, 2020

    Telephone porting this Thursday 26th March, 2020 23 Mar 2020

    The porting process is scheduled to take place this Thursday 26th March at 3 pm. We are currently in the process of arranging for our telephone lines to be moved to our new carrier.
    Please be aware that there may be a 15-minute outage during the porting process, with the unlikely possibility of a 4-6

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  • The Role of Parents in a Hearing Impaired Child’s Education

    The Role of Parents in a Hearing Impaired Child’s Education 19 Mar 2020

    Approximately 90% of children who are hearing impaired are born to parents who have normal hearing, due to this, it’s understandable they may have little to no understanding of how hearing loss can affect communication. Parents and caregivers may feel a sense of grief or loss, unsure of what the future holds for their

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  • 50th Anniversary Book Launch

    50th Anniversary Book Launch 16 Mar 2020

    On Thursday 12th March, The Shepherd Centre celebrated the launch of their hardcover book, Changing The Story, at the NSW State Library.
    Changing The Story was written to commemorate The Shepherd Centre’s 50th anniversary this year. The coffee table book documents the lives and experiences of families, alumni, donors and staff of The Shepherd Centre

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  • Early intervention for children with hearing loss slashes long-term costs and social barriers

    Early intervention for children with hearing loss slashes long-term costs and social barriers 20 Feb 2020

    Monday, 2 March 2020 – Sydney, Australia – New research has confirmed a long-term cost benefit of up to $500,000 per child with hearing loss, when supported by early intervention services.
    First Voice’s latest Sound Outcomes Report reveals that First Voice Early Intervention programs provided an average benefit of $497,000 for each child with bilateral

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