Changing lives

Over 300 babies are born with hearing loss in Australia each year.1 With early intervention, children born deaf can listen, speak and reach their full learning potential through:

  • State-of-the-art hearing technology and audiology support
  • Specialised speech therapy
  • Group programs fostering resilience and wellbeing

Right now, hundreds of babies and toddlers with hearing loss are learning the skills to hear, listen and speak at Hear and Say centres around Queensland and via telehealth.

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$ 200

Hearing test for a child

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$ 500

Telepractice kit for rural families

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$ 1000

Cochlear implant programming

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$ 5000

Screen the hearing of 90 Prep students

“When we found out our daughter was born deaf we didn’t really know where or who to turn to. I started researching and as soon as I came across Hear and Say I knew that they were the team I wanted for Alexis. The support has been right from her cochlear implant candidacy, including living regionally and being able to access speech and language therapy via telehealth.”

- Kirsty, mum to eight-year-old Alexis

FAQs

Your generous donation allows us to continue to change the lives of babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We rely on the community to cover the costs not funded by NDIS, in order to ensure the children we help do not have to live a life limited by their disability.

We’re so grateful you asked! The easiest way to make a donation to Hear and Say is by giving a one-off or regular donation here

You can get involved in many different ways – by taking part in one of our events or hosting your very own fundraiser

Please get in touch with us at fundraising@hearandsay.com.au and we’ll help you bank any cash donations or help arrange an electronic transfer. 

Once you’ve planned your fundraising event we recommend you set up an online fundraising page. Fundraising online allows you to easily share your page with your network and collect donations. If you need help with setting up your online page we are more than happy to help, please email fundraising@hearandsay.com.au. Once your page is ready it’s time to share, share, share! Pop it on your social media pages and encourage people to support your cause – ask your community of friends and family to share it as well.

  • Set a target amount you want to raise and let your network know that’s what you’re working towards.
  • Tell your story, let people know why this cause is important and what it means to you.
  • Post regular updates, keep people engaged with your story and how your fundraising is going by posting on social media regularly.
  • Ask your workplace to support you
  • Don’t be afraid to ask more than once, people often are busy and just need a little reminder but they are more than happy to give.
  • Set a target amount you want to raise and let your network know that’s what you’re working towards.
  • Tell your story, let people know why this cause is important and what it means to you.
  • Post regular updates, keep people engaged with your story and how your fundraising is going by posting on social media regularly.
  • Ask your workplace to support you
  • Don’t be afraid to ask more than once, people often are busy and just need a little reminder but they are more than happy to give.

Yes you can! We are always thrilled to see generous people raising awareness and funds for Hear and Say through fundraising on Facebook, often dedicating a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary to helping kids with hearing loss.

References

1 Queensland Health. (2020). Screening Protocols and Guidelines 2016 V2. https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/wpcontent/uploads/PDF/healthyhearing/2017-newborn-prot-guide.pdf

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