Giving deaf children a voice in NSW and the ACT since 1970

Since 1970, The Shepherd Centre has been changing the face of services for children’s hearing loss in Sydney and wider NSW, as well as the ACT; providing children with hearing loss with the tools they need to learn to listen and speak. Our Early Intervention program is world-renowned for its results – more than 90 per cent of children with hearing loss who graduate from our program attend school with listening and language skills on par with those of their hearing peers.

At The Shepherd Centre, we are only able to offer our vital service thanks to the generous contributions of our donors. It costs more than $18,000 per year per child to provide these critical services, without which many hearing impaired and deaf children may not be able to enter mainstream schooling and achieve the future they deserve. You can help by making a tax deductible donation of $2 or more here.

Looking for more information on children’s hearing loss? We’ve organised our resources into categories for Children & Families, for Health Professionals, and for Supporters, while keeping you up to date with our Latest News – see the tabs at the top of the page to find everything from details of our programs and services assisting children with hearing loss, or to make an appointment with a Centre near you.

For Parents

Has your child been diagnosed with a hearing loss? Do you have concerns about your child's hearing? Click here…

For health professionals

For information about our Cochlear implant program, paediatric Audiology, Auditory-Verbal Therapy and Child & Family Counselling, click here.…

For donors

We simply couldn't do it without your help. Click here to discover the variety of ways you can donate.…

Latest News

Jul15

Past Graduate Profile: Joe Symons

Here at The Shepherd Centre, we are always delighted to hear news of our past graduates and learn about the things they have achieved…

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is focused on the individual needs and choices of people with a disability, supporting them to live life their way, achieve their goals and participate in social and economic life.…

We can help

Has your child been diagnosed with a hearing loss? Do you have concerns about your child's hearing? We can help. For more than 40 years, The Shepherd Centre has been teaching deaf and hearing-impaired children to listen and speak.…