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Audiological technology is constantly developing.  However, professionals working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing have few opportunities to become aware of what new technology is available and how the needs of children who are deaf or hearing might be assisted by such technology.

VDEI will hold a one-day workshop to update teachers, interested audiologists, speech pathologists and other professionals working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, on the latest developments relating to assisted hearing technologies and their intended use, benefits and limitations. There will be an opportunity for participants to have questions answered.

The workshop will be presented by representatives from Hearing Australia, Cochlear and the Department of Education. It is expected that participants will have an understanding of common equipment provided to students from these agencies.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • develop their knowledge about current equipment and acoustic support currently available from the three agencies involved 
  • increase their  understanding about how audiological technology may address the individual needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • build links with agencies working with students and be able to obtain further information about specific audiological developments.

Presenters

Contracts and Procurement Unit, DET (Infrastructure), which is responsible for the provision of equipment to provide appropriate acoustic accommodations for student​​

Australian Hearing- the statutory authority that provides hearing health services through a national network of hearing centres and undertakes research through the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL)

Cochlear - a global biotechnology company that designs manufactures and supplies the Nucleus cochlear implant, the Hybrid electro-acoustic implant and the Baha bone conduction implant.​

For more information on the program, please contact Kaye Scott kaye.scott@deafeducation.vic.edu.au

Public Transport

The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.
The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).

Parking

Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI’s learning centre.
1. metered street parking available along St Kilda Road and High Street and
2. all day paid car parking in nearby complexes, we recommend:

  • Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)

  • Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane. 

Please check their websites for accurate prices and early bird specials.
Unfortunately there is no longer access to parking facilities onsite at VDEI​.​​​​​​


 

Dates and Times

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

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Audience
Teachers, audiologists, speech pathologists and other professionals working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Cost

Standard

$95

Remote

$100

Location
VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne