Better Hearing Australia Brisbane Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our Patron
His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC

Phone: Voice/TTY (07) 3844 5065

About Us

The Better Hearing Australia organization was founded in Victoria in 1932. Better Hearing Brisbane was established in 1947 by deafened and hard of hearing individuals in response to the need to meet together in order to provide information, support, understanding and opportunities to acquire knowledge and better communication skills to deal with the problems caused by loss of hearing.

Read about our aims and objectives or any other information of interest by clicking the Menu links on the right-hand side of every page on our website.

 

 

Providing Hearing Loss Rehabilitation

Better Hearing Australia Brisbane Inc (BHA) is a not-for-profit, self-help  organization, controlled by members and providing support service and assistance for people with hearing loss, their family and friends.

BHA fills the gaps in services provided by audiometrists, audiologists and hearing aid suppliers. It is the only agency in Brisbane catering for the needs of people with acquired hearing loss through Hearing Loss Management Courses, Information Sessions and advice.


In many cases, hearing problems are not confronted because the hearing impaired person may be unaware of what can be done to offset and limit the difficulties that hearing loss imposes.

Hearing loss affects every aspect of life and lifestyle. By seeking assistance, you will not only help yourself in many ways but also the people who may be frustrated by attempts to communicate with you. Better Hearing Australia offers a range of services for anyone with an acquired hearing loss.

Staff or volunteers can offer help concerning your hearing loss and provide options for your consideration. These might include:

Information

Better Hearing Australia Brisbane Inc receives government funding from Queensland Government (Health and Disability Services Queensland) to enable it to respond four days a week  to enquiries and to meet the demand for information regarding hearing impairment and other disorders of the ear.

Printed information on aspects of hearing loss is available and includes:

•  Captioning generally

•  Assistive Listening Devices

•  Cochlear Implants

•  Tinnitus (head noises)

•  Meniere’s Disease

•  Acoustic Neuroma

•  Drugs and Hearing Loss

 

Advocacy

BHA encourages its members to be pro-active in seeking better services for the hearing impaired.

BHA recognizes the importance of peer support as part of regaining confidence in participating in the community and includes activities in its program to encourage personal interaction and better communication.

Training

Better Hearing Australia (National) has its own Training Course for Hearing Loss Management Tutor / Facilitators.

Support Groups

 

 

  • Logan Hearing Impaired Support Group

    Logan Hearing Impaired Support Group is a self-help group for those with a hearing impairment and their families.

    Meetings are held at Logan North Library, Sports Drive, Springwood (except as advised) on the first Saturday of the month from 9:00am (for 9.30 start) to 11.30am (for departure by 12-noon)

    Meetings include discussions, presentations and hearing loss management strategies. Morning Tea is supplied and socialising is an important feature of the meeting.

    An e-newsletter is also provided, emailed approximately 1 week prior to the following meeting.

    For further information contact Peter Massey. email pfm.sandy@gmail.com or (SMS only).0423 925 501

  • Redlands Hearing Impaired Support Group

    The group aims are to provide:

    •  Support and understanding for people, and their families, who experience difficulties resulting from hearing loss .

    •  Information about the range of services available to the Hearing Impaired and to educate the general community about the implications of hearing loss.

    •  Advocate for the provision of greater access to technology and facilities to assist communication for people with hearing loss.

    Monthly meetings are held at the Donald Simpson Community Centre 172 Bloomfield Street (cnr Russell Street) Cleveland on the second Saturday of the month (except as advised) from 9.30am to 11.00am.

    For further information contact Mr Paul Barnes on 0414 823 543 or email theda@tpg.com.au, or http:/theda78,wix.com/rhisg-logo Alternatively contact the BHA Brisbane office, 07 3844 5065 (Voice/TTY)

  • Frazer Coast Hearing Impaired Support Group

    Better Hearing Australia Maryborough is located at the Kathleen Costello Centre 26 Wilson Street. Maryborough.

    Regular weekly meeting (except as advised) are held offering classes, social support and information sessions covering:-

    •  Hearing loss management

    •  Speech reading classes

    •  Signing classes

    •  Social Support and activities


    Further information on classes and schedules can be obtained by contacting:- Ms Judith Raxworthy judyrax48@gmail.com TTY only 07 4122 3166

Donations are tax deductable

© 2015 Better Hearing Australia – Brisbane, Queensland

Better Hearing Australia Brisbane, Inc, 21 Vulture Street West End QLD 4101

Phone: Voice/TTY (07) 3844 5065

Fax: (07) 3846 5260   Email: bhabris@bigpond.com