CSFBHI provides information about hearing loss and deafness, and resources to encourage awareness of, and better understanding of, the needs of the Deaf.

Services offered

For individuals

Signed and subtitled videos on Christianity, Scripture and history.
Contact us for more details.

For churches

Advice on sound technology suitable for the hearing impaired to allow a person with a hearing aid to hear a speaker or soloist clearly from within the congregation.

Vocational–Recreational Support Scholarships

CSFBHI offers an annual $A2000 cash scholarships to a hearing impaired or Deaf individual, or a supportive entity. The CSFBHI Personal Pursuit and Empowerment Scholarship (PPES) assistance helps qualifying persons and supportive entities reach life goals. Previous recipients include a Vanuatu teenager to learn Auslan signing in Australia, the Deaf Church DownUnder, and a university grad to upgrade her Auslan certification.

Australian Communication Exchange

If you have a hearing impediment or speech impediment and are in Australia, you can use the ACE (Australian Communication Exchange) national relay service to contact us or anyone else. Here is how to use this service:

  1. You require a teletypewriter or a computer.
  2. Using your teletypewriter (TTY) or computer, call 13 24 44 to contact the ACE Relay Service.
  3. You then give the phone number of the person you want to contact to the ACE Relay Officer.
  4. The relay officer inputs the number and will relay everything you type to the person you are contacting.

For more information, phone 1800 629 863 (free call for TTY) or 1800 652 201 (free call for computer or voice), or visit www.aceinfo.net.au.

Alternatively, you can write to:

Australian Communication Exchange Ltd
252 Annerley Road
Dutton Park Qld 4102

People who do not have a speech or hearing impediment can use this service to talk to a speech or hearing impaired person by calling 13 25 44.


Related websites

Adventist Deaf Ministries International (ADMI)

Provide a range of services to the deaf worldwide.

Hopechanneldeaf.org

Contains captioned video of Bible themes, nature and relationships.

Deaf Bible School

Contains free online Bible studies.

Deaf Connect

Be connected with other deaf people around the world, you can also choose your local region — Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands by clicking on the <Email Directory> link on the website.

Amazing Facts Sabbath School study hour

Weekly Sabbath School lessons with closed captioning (don’t forget to click on the CC symbol).

Deafness Forum of Australia

Links to local and international organisations providing services to the deaf.

SDA Deaf Church Down Under

Contains a wide range of Auslan-signed and captioned videos, news and interesting deaf-related connections.

Did you know...

  • Approximately 7.5% of Australians aged 15 years and over suffer hearing impairment of some kind.
  • Hearing impairment is the second largest disability group in Australia.
  • Hearing loss can be an incredibly lonely experience.
  • Please contact us if you are hearing impaired or know of someone who would benefit from our services.