ABout Hear and say
Hear and Say was established in 1992 by Dr Dimity Dornan AM with just six children. The organisation now provides services and programs to over 500 children across six centres as well as an Outreach program for rural and remote areas.
We are a not-for-profit organisation and must raise on average $10,000 each year, for up to five years, to teach one child with hearing loss to listen and speak. Hear and Say is a member of First Voice, the national voice for member organisations whose primary focus is the provision of listening and spoken language therapy services in Australia and New Zealand. Read more about how First Voice centres unlock early learning opportunities for deaf children .
Our aim is to help deaf children to hear, listen and speak so they can attend a regular school, have wider career choices and can more fully participate in the hearing community. Hear and Say interfaces state-of-the-art hearing technology (digital hearing aids and implantable technology such as cochlear implants) with the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach. Our success lies in the vital role that parents/caregivers play in teaching their children to listen and speak.
You can help Hear and Say by donating and/or becoming a member.
Read Hear and Say's Mission and Vision