We help children with hearing loss
develop spoken language.
Our mission and vision:
We champion the right of all deaf people to listen and speak.
First Voice advocates for world-class early intervention services that give deaf children
the listening and spoken language skills necessary to achieve mainstream education,
employment of choice and social integration within the hearing world.
Who we are and what we do
First Voice is the regional voice for member organisations that provide listening and spoken language early intervention services for children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
Our members include some of the largest, oldest and most respected centres providing services for childhood hearing loss in Australia, New Zealand and across the globe. They lead the world in listening and spoken language therapies for children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
If you have a concern about hearing loss, please contact our member centre closest to you.
Our member and affiliated organisations include:
It’s with great delight we welcome Auditory Verbal UK to our network of First Voice member centres. AVUK has grown to be the leading provider of Auditory Verbal therapy in the UK and has won numerous sector awards and continues to collaborate with organisations...
First Voice welcomes The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) as a new member organisation. Joining the First Voice Board as a Director and representative for RIDBC is Bart Cavalletto, Director, Services RIDBC. RIDBC will join First Voice as leaders...
Six inspiring young adults with hearing loss take to the floor at Parliament House and address some of Australia’s most powerful pollies at the 2018 Power of Speech event sponsored by Cochlear Limited. https://youtu.be/LBjSyX9pByM
Canberra, Australia - Monday 26th March 2018: Six inspiring young adults with hearing loss will take the floor at Parliament House and address some of Australia’s most powerful pollies at the 2018 Power of Speech event sponsored by Cochlear Limited. The participants,...
In August 2017 six young adults from across Australia and NZ travelled to Canberra to speak to Australia's federal politicians about the future for people with hearing loss. Visit the Shepherd Centre website to read more:...