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:

Founding Members
Cora Barclay Centre
Hear and Say
Taralye (an RIDBC Service)
Telethon Speech & Hearing
The Shepherd Centre

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)

Affiliate Members
The Hearing House, New Zealand (Founding Member)
Auditory Verbal UK, United Kingdom

Latest News

2017 Power of Speech

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 Shepher Centre website to read more:...

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Concerned about your child’s hearing?

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