Where is a branch near me?
HERE is the latest list of Branches and ways to contact them. Your Hearing Loss Journey is a journey NOT to delay! Contact a branch and start assisting yourself on the journey. Many of them have special projects that might interest you. If not, feel free to ask if you can help in other ways.
We have had branches all over Australia starting with Sydney in 1932. Of course ALL branches help with Hearing Loss Management, Lipreading Classes, Advice, Support and Social Activities. All branches should have a family membership option too.
Here are some of the branches you could join (yes, you COULD join more than one if you really really want!), and just some of the special projects that the local group support in their efforts to ease the effects of hearing loss for those wish to keep cognitively engaged and socially active.
|BRANCH Website||CONTACT Email||Branch Special Features (as well as the normal activities, listed above)|
|Canberraemail@example.com||Music & Hearing Loss Presentations with CSO|
|Brisbane||Info@bhabrisbane.org.au||Audiologists; Loops Project; NDIS advisors|
|Central Coastfirstname.lastname@example.org||Also works with groups like Merniere’s Disease Support Group is only one of our associated groups we coordinate with, exchanging information and supporting their webinars|
|Western Australiaemail@example.com||Qsign Project for Adults in Care Settings & Auslan Conversation Classes.|
|Victoriafirstname.lastname@example.org||SoundFair in Victoria, but they hold a BHA license|
|Sydneyemail@example.com||A branch with own office|
The unknown can be a bit scary but why wait until your hearing is even worse? Do not ignore the journey you are already on…. BUT you must not put off the planning for your HEARING LOSS JOURNEY!
On average people with some hearing loss take more than 7 years to decide they need to ’do something’… Don’t put it off, stop avoiding social settings and stop saying ‘everyone mumbles’!
All we need is to harness a) our brain (by giving it lots of sounds to work with), and b) our friends, relations and supporters, and c) some of the good new technology (there have been so many technological advances of recent times). All these will make our hearing loss journeys better.
Remember, this is a worthwhile journey… Join with us on your trip. We’ll make it easier, maybe more exciting than ever to participate in. Crucially, this journey can also be better for those around us who claim to have little hearing loss (“its only the ones who mumble that I have trouble with, you know”). Talk to them too.
Many people today find that just two skills and two bits of kit make all the difference: namely a) lipreading skills and your social skills and b) hearing aids with a T-switch and Bluetooth(R) and learning to turn on captioning/sub-titles. These can completely change things.
Don’t let an audiologist tell you ‘you dont need a T-switch these days’! They are SO wrong! T-switches are more important than ever, better than Bluetooth, more reliable than wireless or RF, and clearer than any of them.
Ask us about how we can make YOUR hearing loss journey one of the better journeys of your life. Click on the Contact us link above.
COVID has taken its toll on many volunteer-based groups too. Many of our branches are in need of revitalisation and if you live somewhere that needs a BHA Branch, and wish to help, please say.
Branch —- Previous contact —- Date closed
Newcastle. firstname.lastname@example.org 61 Christo Road, Waratah 2020
Wagga 0413 844 627 email@example.com 2019
South Australia 2021
School of Aural Rehabilitation
School of Aural Rehabilitation (SOAR)
Shona Fennell, 7 Agnes St, SEATON, SA 5023