Success stories


Former Past Graduate of the Year, Rosie Gallen, talks about her life beyond The Shepherd Centre at our graduation ceremony.


Jonah Roberts addresses the audience as MC at the official opening of The Shepherd Centre’s head office in Newtown.


Nine year old Christa was born with profound hearing loss, receiving her first cochlear implant at 10 months and her second at 12 months of age.  Listen to Christa’s story as she presents at Parliament House in Canberra for our annual Power of Speech event.

Children of The Shepherd Centre Can

Children with hearing loss can thrive! We’ve compiled stories from some of our graduates to demonstrate the amazing speech and language your child can achieve – scroll down to hear about the achievements of Liv, Jack, Rosie, Felix and more! Watch the 2019 Power of Speech video for more inspiring stories from across Australia. 


My name is Olivia and I was born with a sensory-neural bilateral hearing impairment. I have lived most of my life with a mild-moderate hearing loss in the left ear and moderate-severe in the right, affecting my ability to hear high-frequency sounds. That’s why I need to wear bilateral hearing aids.

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