11th Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference2023 | Hobart TAS

Since 2001, the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference has served to showcase best practice in newborn hearing screening and related services and to be a driver for the development of new and better programs across Australia and New Zealand.

The very first conference gave rise to the National Consensus Statement on New-born Hearing Screening which was the forerunner of efforts to secure the situation that we enjoy today where more than 96% of all children born in Australia complete a screen for hearing loss.

The advancement of techniques used in newborn hearing screening and the promotion and dissemination of research into the issues that attend such programs in various locations in Australasia (and internationally) are fundamental aims of this important event. However, the costs involved in achieving these aims are very high.


The Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee aims to foster the establishment, maintenance and evaluation of high quality screening programs for the early detection of permanent childhood hearing impairment throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About the Deafness Foundation

Deafness Foundation was established in 1973 to act as an umbrella organisation, forum and information exchange and speak with a united voice for the deaf and hard of hearing in the community. The Foundation has evolved over the years however our focus has remained the same, to support the deaf and hard of hearing in the community.

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