CICADA Australia Inc. aims to help as many hearing impaired Australians as possible.
We are an organisation of people who've experienced the frustration and difficulty of collecting all the information on the wide range of options to try to work out what is best for us. And sometimes we've taken decisions only to find later other options were open to us.
So we've decided to bring all the information about the various options to help your hearing to one place, and because our members range from people with hearing aids through to implanted devices we are able to provide first hand knowledge of the experience.
No-one can explain better what it is like to be deaf or hearing impaired and how a technology has worked than a person who has experienced it.
While doctors and audiologists can tell you the procedures involved and what results may be achieved, they cannot add the dimension of personal experience. Furthermore, CICADA Australia Inc. members have experienced severe or total hearing loss and its impact on families and friends – an issue not readily understood by those unaffected or by the general community.
This sensitivity of people familiar with deafness and its everyday impacts, and with technologies that have improved their hearing, makes them well suited to provide support, advice and companionship.
It is quite different and complementary to what audiologist, clinicians and surgeons can provide. Our members have found it valuable to meet with people (and their families) who've experienced the technology or been through the procedure they're considering.
Join us today and let us support you into the future.