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NextSense believes that everyone should have the power to reach their potential. That’s why they’ve been supporting people with hearing and vision loss for over 160 years.

Vision and mission

NextSense exist to enhance lives by working with people who have hearing and vision loss, so together they can redefine what’s possible.

As a unified organisation, they lead and influence the field of hearing and vision, through dedication to their services, and advancing research, education, innovation and technology.

How NextSense can help

NextSense is a not-for-profit and registered NDIS provider that provides dedicated, innovative, and customised services aimed at breaking down barriers for children, adults and families of people with hearing or vision loss.

They deliver world-class education, cochlear implant, allied health, therapy, research and clinical services to children, adults and their families across the country.

They’re committed to research and innovation; harnessing the latest technologies and new ways of thinking and educating the next generation to lead the way in hearing and vision services.

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  • Call 1300 581 391 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - NextSense.

Last reviewed: April 2024

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Preschools and Kindergarten • NextSense

Specialist preschools for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision: NextSense Spoken Language Preschool, NextSense Sign Bilingual Preschool, NextSense Blind and Low Vision Preschool, in NSW and Victoria. Find out more.

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Early Intervention Vision Services • NextSense

For children who are blind or have low vision, tailored opportunities for early learning build confidence and set the foundations for higher learning and critical life skills.

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Paediatric Audiology Hearing Tests • NextSense

NextSense offers hearing tests for children by experienced audiologists at our North Rocks, Liverpool and Blackburn centres. Hearing tests are done in a safe, child-friendly environment. Contact us for more information.

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Cochlear Implant Services • NextSense

NextSense is a world leader in cochlear implant services for adults and children with hearing loss. Our cochlear implant surgeries are conducted by Australia’s leading Ear Nose and Throat surgeons.

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Specialist inclusive school services • NextSense

NextSense school services support your child with listening and spoken language, Australian Sign Language (Auslan): Spoken Language Program K-6, Sign Bilingual Program K-6, Blind and Deafblind Program, School support K-12. Find out more.

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Accessibility and Inclusion • NextSense

We create educational and commercial material with accessibility and inclusion in mind. Alternative formats include braille, large print, accessible electronic text, 3D printed material. Contact us for more information.

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Early Intervention Hearing Service • NextSense

Our Early Intervention Hearing program supports listening, language, communication and social skills, in spoken language and Auslan for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, Find out more today.

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What is vision loss and low vision? • NextSense

NextSense are experts in low vision, vison loss and blindness. We provide individual programs for your child and family. Contact NextSense today.

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Connected Services & Telepractice • NextSense

NextSense Connected Services brings an expert team to you via video conferencing or telepractice, available to children who have significant hearing or vision loss. Contact us for more information.

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Low vision assessments, vision loss • NextSense

We provide specialist and functional vision assessments to determine the level of your child's vision, vision development, and work with you to develop strategies for your child.

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