Purpose & Strategic Priorities

Deafness Foundation aims to improve well-being and promote equality for people who are deaf and hard of hearing by focusing on:
• Access
• Awareness
• Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention.

Programs and aims are built around three important domains – knowledge, respect and communication, and its pursuit of access, awareness, diagnosis, treatment and prevention is always undertaken in light of or by reference to each of these three domains.

Deafness Foundation has established its 3 year Strategic Plan for the period 2017-2019.  It’s Strategic Priorities are:

1    Expand the Foundation’s role in minimizing the incidence of preventable hearing loss.
2    Enhance awareness in the community of issues for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
3    Strengthen and build partnerships and collaborative relationships.
4    Support people with hearing loss.
5    Serve Australia wide in all aspects of our operations.
6    Increase and diversify fundraising streams.

The Foundation has project teams to focus on the following key areas:

  • Research
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Grants
  • Hearing Awareness Week
  • Finance