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 and New Zealand. They lead the world in listening and spoken language therapies for children who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Our member and affiliated organisations include:
Hear and Say, Queensland
Taralye, Victoria
Telethon Speech & Hearing, Western Australia
Cora Barclay Centre, South Australia
The Shepherd Centre, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
The Hearing House, New Zealand (affiliated)

If you have a concern about hearing loss, please contact our member centre closest to you.

Where to find us

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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