Page 3150 - Week 10 - Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Hearing Clinic and Phil Greenwood of the John James Foundation. I also acknowledge Australian Hearing, who provided free hearing screening tests at the expo, the people who provided captioning on the day for the speeches, and also the Auslan sign language interpreters.

There were a range of stallholders and exhibiters at the event, as well as a range of interesting speakers. The stallholders and exhibiters included the ACT Deafness Resource Centre, Arthritis ACT, Better Hearing Australia Canberra, Brindabella Hearing and Speech Centre, Canberra Audiology—Deakin, Canberra Blind Society, Canberra Deaf Club, Deaf Advocacy Sports Recreation ACT, DeafACT— Canberra Tinnitus Self Help Group, CICADA ACT Inc., which is a cochlear implant support group, ClubsACT, Helen King Hearing Solutions, Epilepsy ACT, National Relay Service, SCIC and RIDBC Canberra, the Shepherd Centre Canberra, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT, and Dr Bill Vass Hearing Clinic.

You can see a broad range of service providers and community organisations who participated in that expo. Once again, thanks to the Hellenic Club, who have supported this expo for many years. I also commend the Deafness Forum of Australia who continue to coordinate Hearing Awareness Week nationally.

The Deafness Resource Centre in the ACT do a great job serving people with hearing impairment, deafness or a chronic disorder of the ear in the ACT and the surrounding area and help them, if they so wish, to mitigate the effects of their hearing loss. Well done to them for yet another successful expo. You can find out more about the ACT Deafness Resource Centre at Well done to them for taking the lead locally to make people aware of the need to care for their hearing—because once you damage it, it will never come back—and then, if you do have a hearing loss, what is available to assist you. Thank you ACT Deafness Resource Centre for your ongoing work in this area.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.31 pm.

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