Information Sheets

DCA Information Sheets

Deaf Children Australia recognises that having timely and balanced information is vital to empower those raising and supporting deaf and hard of hearing children. We have developed a range of Information Sheets covering our stakeholders’ most common areas of enquiry. The information is by no means exhaustive but rather, designed to provide a basic understanding of the subject matter so you can undertake your own further research if you desire.

If you need further information on these and other topics please contact our Helpline

Information Sheets are sorted into several categories. Each sheet is available in a plain text website format for translation and a downloadable PDF to be printed or saved. Please see the links below for each sheet in both formats.


The following Information Sheets on Deafness are available:

How the Ear Works (view as PDF)

Measuring Hearing (view as PDF)

National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service (NABS) (view as PDF)

Recognising Hearing Loss (view as PDF)

Types of Hearing Loss (view as PDF)

Words Used to Describe People with Hearing Loss (view as PDF)


The following Information Sheets on Families are available:

Brothers and Sisters (view as PDF)

Communication Methods (view as PDF)

Deaf Friendly Families (view as PDF)

Establishing a Family Support Group (view as PDF)

Good Communication at Home (view as PDF)

Grants and Scholarships (view as PDF)

What is Auslan? (view as PDF)


The following Information Sheets on Education are available:

Choosing a School (view as PDF)

A Deaf Child in the Classroom (view as PDF)

Language Development and Deaf Children (view as PDF)

Meetings at School (view as PDF)

Reading Writing (view as PDF)

Stages of Development in Speech and Language (view as PDF)