Current and former athletes who have submitted their Audiograms and qualified at international deaf sporting events will not need to re-submit the forms again, as their classification will be for life. Athletes who have been classified in AU0 and AU1 are welcome to request for a reclassification if they experience further hearing loss.
In order to find out if you meet the Eligibility Criteria or need to complete the Classification Card process set out by Athletics Australia, Swimming Australia and other sports, you will need to complete the Classification Form with a copy of your latest audiogram.
Deaf Sports Australia maintains a classification system consisting of deaf and hard of hearing athletes eligible for domestic and international sporting events approved by DSA and/or ICSD.
To get an official classification from Deaf Sports Australia, you need to submit your form online:
When we receive your classification request, we forward it to our audiologist at Expression Audiology who will then confirm your eligibility.
We then send you an official classification letter for your records. We also update our database with your details.
The updated database will then be passed onto relevant national sporting bodies such as Athletics Australia and Swimming Australia.
We will endeavour to have your classification completed within 72 hours. If you need your classification done urgently, please let us know.
If you have any questions about classification, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no general age limit for competitors. However, age restrictions may apply for specific sports or events.
To find out more, you can download this document: Age Eligibility for International Deaf Sports Events