Deafness Foundation Victoria

About Deafness Foundation Victoria

The Deafness Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, was founded in 1973 by the Hon. Peter Howson to act as an umbrella organisation, forum and information exchange and hopefully speak with a united voice for the Deaf and hearing impaired in the Community.

The Foundation today is dedicated to the support of the Deaf and hearing impaired through research, prevention, education, early detection and technology.

The Foundation was honoured to have Dame Elisabeth Murdoch as its Patron till her death in 2012. In 2012, two of our previous Trustees, Professor Geoffrey Blainey and Professor Field Rickards were appointed as Governors of the Foundation.

A Board of Directors governs the operations of the Foundation and five part-time staff are employed. The services of the Foundation are made possible through the success of the Butterfly Badge Campaign and other fundraising initiatives, the support of volunteers, donors, the community, businesses and a government financial grant, which supports the position of a Rubella Education Officer.


Suite 3, 653 Mountain Highway
Bayswater VIC 3153

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