First Voice Alliance
Telethon Speech & Hearing is a member of First Voice, an alliance which provides a national voice for like-minded organisations providing world-class listening and spoken language early intervention services to children with a hearing loss.
The First Voice alliance was officially launched by Her Excellency, the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce at Admiralty House in Sydney in October 2010.
Other centres in the First Voice alliance are:
- Cora Barclay Centre (SA)
- Taralye (Vic)
- The Shepherd Centre (NSW and ACT)
- Hear and Say (Qld)
- The Hearing House (NZ)
- Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children
- Auditory Verbal UK
First Voice plays an active role in advocating for best practice early intervention services for children who are hearing impaired. This is achieved by working with government and other organisations to influence public policy and funding decision making, and by providing evidence-based research to inform and influence the public health agenda.