Vicdeaf's vision is for access and equity for deaf and hard of hearing people. We are a progressive community service organisation striving to provide relevant, responsive, and accessible services. Established in 1884, we are still the primary source of reference, referral, advice, and support for deaf and hard of hearing adults in Victoria. To achieve access and equity for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, we engage and work collaboratively with community, government, and private sector organisations. Vicdeaf enhances the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing Victorians through the delivery of various services such as counselling; disability employment services (SensWide Employment); case management; supported accommodation; sign language community courses; Auslan interpreter bookings; full services audiology clinics (Hearservice); Auslan video productions; deaf clubs and groups; community activities, and training and awareness programs. With the current number of Australians experiencing hearing loss being at one in six, and the estimated number of people with hearing loss being on in four by 2050, our services are increasingly critical.
Vicdeaf does not support or participate in the use of animals in medical research.