Services & Support

Supporting the Hard of Hearing on the Coast since 1977

Available Resources

Magnetic badges -

Magnetic badges with various messages.

Badges with pins are also available.

Wristbands -

Band worn on your wrist saying you are hearing-impaired, handy when in hospital or travelling.

Hearing help cards -

Plastic cards with a message saying you are hearing-impaired.

BHA Canberra Communication booklet -

16-page booklet with tips on how to communicate with a hearing-impaired person, particularly at home.

Hearing Help Kits –

This kit can reduce the chances of having a stressful time when travelling or going into hospital and is currently being subsidised by BHACC.
It contains signage to identify you as a hearing-impaired person with special communication needs, guidance on what to take with you when travelling or going to hospital, and trouble-shooting tips.

The Hearing Help Kit was developed by Better Hearing Australia Canberra and can be purchased from our stock at Better Hearing Australia Central Coast Inc.

Read a member’s evaluation here

If you are interested in any of these resources please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)

Word of Mouth Technology has grown to be the leading supplier of assistive devices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Australia. They are pleased to offer a range of technology on their website that will help people who wear hearing aids or cochlear implants, or perhaps don’t wear hearing aids but require assistance in certain situations. They pride themselves on sourcing great products from specialist companies around the world.
To view the full list of ALDs available go to:

COMMUNICATION TIPS for the Hearing and Friends

We will be adding more tips to this area over the coming weeks so keep checking our website for new additions.  Some will be tips that you already use, and some may cast a new light on hearing loss for you, your family, and friends.

A diagnosis of hearing loss can be emotionally unsettling for some people and as they come to terms with the loss and learn to manage it, there are many ways in which support can be given.


Teleaudiology Guidelines for Audiologists have been written by Audiology Australia and accepted by the Department of Health who funded the project. Information about Teleaudiology for consumers of hearing services can be found at the Audiology Australia Teleaudiology website to help them with this option of audiology service delivery.

Information about Hearing

We have information sheets explaining many aspects of hearing loss.  Contact us to discuss the problems troubling you and we will send you information to assist you better understand your problems and what action you can possibly take.  An example of two information sheets are shown here

Communication Strategies

Hearing Loss can affect family, friends and work colleagues of the person with a hearing loss. Each person can play a role in reducing problems that can arise during a conversation. There are communication strategies for both the listener and partner which can help reduce conversation difficulties…

Bluetooth Compatible Hearing Aid

Bluetooth technology was developed by Ericsson, for use with mobile phones. Bluetooth uses radio frequencies to allow devices such as mobile phones, digital tablets, computers and smart television sets to communicate with each other without the use of any cable or wiring…

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