The Hear and Say Blog
Every day we witness miracles at Hear and Say Every day we witness miracles at Hear and Say Even after 25 years I can still say that every day I see miracles occur at Hear and Say.Emma Rushbrooke ready to do her first teleMAP of a cochlear implant with a child in Kyrgyzstan.   From the miracle of a ‘switch on’ when a baby hears their mother’s voice for the first time to the simple joy of hearing a child running down the corridor with explosions of laughter because of something they heard. Discuss
Ask Poppy Tom and he will tell you that giving is the best gift ever…… Ask Poppy Tom and he will tell you that giving is the best gift ever…… What do you get for your birthday when you are turning 70? For ‘Poppy Tom’, the decision was an easy one – give back to others more deserving. “As you get older gifts seem a mere trifle compared with using the occasion to support others,” said Poppy Tom. Discuss
Ellen reflects on her internship at Hear and Say Ellen reflects on her internship at Hear and Say Last month we were thrilled to have Ellen, a UQ journalism student, intern with us supporting the Marketing, Communications and Fundraising team members. Ellen provided excellent support over her time with us and has shared her experiences with us in this short blog below. Discuss
Reasons to Celebrate in 2017 Reasons to Celebrate in 2017 2017 marks Hear and Say’s 25th year and it is going to be a big one, kicking off with the unveiling of two spectacular art murals in January.    As we celebrated last month, with our history quite literally printed on the walls around us, we reflected on all that Hear and Say has achieved over the last 25 years. Discuss
Share your memories and help celebrate 25 years with us Share your memories and help celebrate 25 years with us I know I am not alone in using the New Year as a time to plan for the future and to reflect on what has been achieved.   This year, I am amazed and thrilled to say, we celebrate 25 years! To think that what was started with a small group of just six children, their parents and siblings, and a methodology to teach the brain in an era of new technology, has blossomed into what we have today. Discuss
A fond farewell to 2016 A fond farewell to 2016 As the year draws to a close it is timely for us to reflect on our achievement and the exciting opportunities that 2017 present.    This year Hear and Say consolidated its work concentrating on increasing its reach and impact across Queensland. Discuss
Volunteers make our research studies possible Volunteers make our research studies possible Hear and Say benefits not just from the involvement of families and our Alumni in our research but from many volunteers assisting in a range of capacities, which makes our studies possible.  I speak for all of Hear and Say by saying we are very grateful for that support. Discuss
Not a job but a dedication Not a job but a dedication I have supported children with hearing impairment all my working life – 40+ years and still counting!    When I first started teaching, at an Education Queensland early intervention centre in Brisbane, the children all wore big body hearing aids (with cords running from a body pack to their ear moulds) and there were no cochlear implants. Discuss
Aquatic Achievers Going LOUD for Gold. Aquatic Achievers Going LOUD for Gold. In my position as Fundraising Officer at Hear and Say I have the pleasure of meeting many people in the community. One of these groups of people is the team at Aquatic Achievers who have been working with us since 2014 and in that time have raised in excess of $20,000. Discuss
Help Grow Maia a New Ear! Help Grow Maia a New Ear! I am proud to be a part of the ‘Futurehear’ project team from Hear and Say and QUT who are working to biofabricate a new ear for children like Maia (pictured below).    Maia was born without part of her ear due to a genetic condition called Microtia. Discuss