Deafness Forum of Australia is the peak national body representing the interests and viewpoints of the 3.5 million Australians who are concerned with the quality of their hearing and the effects it has on their lives and the people around them.

Deafness Forum provides balanced and realistic advice to the Australian Government and the Opposition to inform public policy and build a fairer and more inclusive nation.  It represents a broad national membership of individuals with a lived experience and their families; as well as associations of, or for these people, and individuals and associations which provide services that promote hearing health and well being.