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Deafness and Hearing Loss Expo at Wonthaggi

Everyone is welcome at a Deafness and Hearing Loss Expo at the Bass Coast Civic Centre

By Bass Coast Shire Council - 24th August 2001 - Back to News

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Everyone is welcome at a Deafness and Hearing Loss Expo at the Bass Coast Civic Centre, Wonthaggi, on Thursday 30 August 2001. The Expo will be operated by Deaf Infolink – Gippsland and will be open from 11.30-3pm and 5.30pm-9pm. Entry is free, afternoon tea and supper will be provided plus there will be a draw for a lucky door prize.

The Expo will feature a wealth of information and presentations about hearing loss and deafness, and the services available to people in Gippsland.

Mac the Hearing Dog will be at the Expo with his owner, Lyn Polson. Lyn will be talking about her life and how Mac helps her to cope with day to day living.

Free hearing screening will be available for adults. People can also book an Auslan Interpreter to assist them on the day.

Come along find out more through special presentations from:

  • Deaf Infolink – Gippsland
  • Australian Hearing
  • Lion’s Hearing Dogs
  • VSDC Services for Deaf Children
  • Tinnitus Association of Victoria
  • Better Hearing Australia
  • Centrelink
  • DHS-Disability and Access Response Team
  • Bass Coast Care
  • Word of Mouth Technology
  • Victorian Council of the Deaf
  • Meniere’s Support Group of Victoria
  • Telstra – Aged and Disability Service
  • For more information about the Expo or services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, contact Deaf Infolink – Gippsland on Tel: 5143 1537, TTY: 5143 2378, fax: 5143 1814 or email:


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