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  September 2022

Greetings from the Australian Hearing Hub

Three Australian Hearing Hub employees graduate in August 2022
Dr Aleisha Davis, Chief Clinical Officer, The Shepherd Centre; Katie Neal, Principal Research and Audiology Learning and Development, The Shepherd Centre; and Dr Amanda Fullerton, Research Audiologist, Cochlear, graduated in August 2022.
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The ‘Power of Speech’ event at Australian Parliament House
As part of the event, seven children between the ages of 7-8 from First Voice member organisations around Australia and New Zealand, who have received cochlear implants, took  to the centre stage.
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The Shepherd Centre establishes it’s first service in Tasmania
In February 2022, after offering Telehealth and visiting services to Tasmanian children for over 10 years, we opened the first specialist early intervention service for all children with hearing loss in Tasmania.
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Hearing Australia celebrates 75 years of innovation and service
This year Hearing Australia is celebrating a very special milestone, its 75th anniversary. To commemorate this extraordinary journey, the organisation has released a new campaign so that people across the country can join them in celebrating their remarkable world-leading research and expert hearing care.
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Deep Pattern Mining for Brain Graph Analysis: A Data Mining Perspective
ARC Linkage grant  Success - $351,667 

The project brings together experts in the fields of data mining and cognitive neuroscience. This project expects to provide practical data analysis approaches and establish the theoretical foundations for data mining with multiple sources of brain data.
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Kay shares her new lease on life after her cochlear implant
Cochlear implant recipient Kay shares her heart-warming story of being able to re-connect with her loved ones, after a lifetime of progressive hearing loss. “Being able to reconnect with my family and friends through being able to hear again has been more than I can ever put into words. It is wonderful.” 
Read her story here »
Macquarie University and TALi (Health) Digital sign a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Both parties have entered this MOU to establish a framework for state-of-the art research, and to set out potential areas in which both organisations intend to collaborate to identify and capitalise on mutually beneficial opportunities
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Identifying hearing loss in childhood
The question of how best to identify hearing loss in childhood (beyond newborn hearing screening) was the focus of a recent workshop of the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee (ANHSC). The online workshop was hosted by NextSense Institute on behalf of the ANHSC.  A literature review conducted by the National Acoustic Laboratories was a key consideration as the group of more than 180 stakeholders worked towards achieving a consensus view.
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Introducing HEARsearch
We have exciting news to share! NAL is opening the doors to research participation. We invite anyone to join, yes that's right, all ages and hearing abilities from anywhere in the world! 
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Hearing impairment in Adults: Longitudinal Outcomes Study (HALOS) seeking volunteers
HALOS is an internationally unique study of 900+ adults aged 40 years and over with hearing loss who use cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.
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Events and notices
Events and seminars
To view other Australian Hearing Hub member's up and coming events please go to AHH event page.
NAL Soundbites
Catch up on previous NAL Soundbites


  • Friday 23rd September 8am: Jorge Mejia presents ‘Real-World Evaluation of Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids’ Register here!
Hear for You events
Healthy Senses for Healthy Life
The Centre for Ageing Cognition and Wellbeing October Public Lecture
Presenter: Professor Bamini Gopinath.
When: Wednesday 5th October
Time : 5.30 - 6:30pm
Where: Australian Hearing Hub Lecture Theatre
AHH Seminar: Tinnitus Research & Innovation: Updates, Opportunities & challenges in Australia
Presenter:  Professor Raj Shekhawat,
Date changed to: Monday 10 October
Time changed to: 11.30am to 1.00pm
Hybrid seminar: Lecture Theatre , Level 1, AHH / Zoom
A day at the Australian Hearing Hub – Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf (ITOD) – SAVE THE DATE
Date: Friday 9 December 2022
Time: 900 – 3:00
Location: In-person / Remote access
Participate in research
We need people of all ages to take part in research projects and help contribute to better diagnosis and treatment. Take a look at some of the projects we are currently working on and if you're interested please make contact.
ECHO at Macquarie University is seeking participants for a study with Dolby
We are recruiting 18 – 45 years old with normal hearing, English speaking / IELT 6.5+
You will receive $30 for participating
You will attend a session for 1 hr and 30min at Australian Hearing Hub, MQ
HALOS is looking for volunteers to participate in a survey who are:
aged 40 years +, wear a hearing device (hearing aid or cochlear implant) in at least one ear, sufficient in English to complete the survey and are able to give informed consent.

You will be reimbursed a $30 Coles-Myer gift card at the end of the study.

Contact: / 0481 863 983

Research helping children with mild bilateral hearing loss!
NAL would like to survey families about their children’s experiences and development if they:
• Have a child currently under 12 years of age, AND
• The child presented to a hearing clinic with a 3FAHL between 20-40dBLHL in both ears upon initial appointment, regardless of whether fitted or not, or have a 3FAHL <20dBHL but have threshold between 26-40dBHL at 6000Hz and 8000Hz.
Participating families enters a draw to win one of five $200 vouchers. If you know of any families who can contribute, please pass on this flyer. For more information contact:
Macquarie University's Child Language Lab
Macquarie University's Child Language Lab is currently seeking children aged 4-6 who speak English as their main language at home to participate in a research study. To participate, or for more information, please email us at
An initiative of Macquarie University, the Australian Hearing Hub brings the country’s best hearing and allied health organisations together.

The Australian Hearing Hub is an initiative of the Australian Government being conducted as part of the Education Investment Fund.

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