Deafness Council of Western Australia Inc

Advocacy and support for the Deaf community of Western Australia

The Deafness Council W.A. Inc was established in 1974. The Council is a co-ordinating body whose role is to facilitate the work of Deaf/Hearing Impaired individuals and agencies. The Council encourages relevant research and represents the needs and interests of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired to decision makers.

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Hearing Awareness Week


Deafness Council participated in Deafness Awareness Week for the first time in 1979 and now annually promotes Hearing Awareness Week activities through awareness campaigns, participation, and launch activities in conjunction with the Better Hearing Australia Clear Speech Awards.

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  • Barry Mackinnon

    Barry Mackinnon

    Barry Mackinnon has been actively working on behalf of Deaf and Hearing Impaired people for over 30 years More...
  • Marisa Powell

    Marisa Powell

    Marisa's extensive career in the Not-For-Profit sector has resulted in the sustainability of programs and services More...
  • Vanessa Haycock

    Vanessa Haycock

    Vanessa first became interested in deafness while attending high school and learning basic Auslan from hearing impaired students More...
  • Paul Higginbotham

    Paul Higginbotham

    Paul has served as Telethon Speech and Hearing (TSH) CEO since November 2004, having re-joined the Centre as Principal in 1998, Paul had previously worked at TSH in the 1980s More...