The results of an Australian and New Zealand study into the education, employment and social outcomes of hearing-impaired children who receive early intervention therapy have been revealed today – marking World Hearing Day.

The Graduate Outcomes Survey, completed by First Voice member centres in Australia and New Zealand, reveals that 95% of deaf children who had received speech and language early intervention attended mainstream schools with 82% being accepted into higher education and training courses after school.

Read the read a full copy of the media release here.

The following three reports were launched by the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Hon Jane Prentice MP, as part of World Hearing Day events in Sydney today (3 March 2017):