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Deafness and Mental Health

It is estimated that one in six Australians experience some degree of hearing lossand estimates of the signing Deaf community range between 6,500 and 15,400.

It has been reported that up to 70% of adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have hearing problems and deafness, often relating to poorly managed childhood infections.

The Deafness and Mental Health Statewide Consultation Service is the only service of its kind in Australia. Deaf and hard of hearing mental health consumers in Queensland have not previously had access to this type of service before.

The Deafness and Mental Health Statewide Consultation Service strives to promote appropriate and accessible mental health care for Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout Queensland.

Introduction to Deafness and Mental Health: Auslan video translation of written text​

Last updated 2 September 2021
Last reviewed 23 September 2020