On July 6, operations commence in a small room for six children in Brisbane.
Hear and Say moves to larger premises in Kelvin Grove to accommodate additional children.
The first overseas family from Nepal visit the Centre seeking help for their child with hearing loss.
The ‘Mouse House’ (the original name for the Centre) opens in Toowong.
Shortly after this the name Hear and Say is made official and becomes a registered charity.
The first video teleconference to North Queensland commences – starting what will become the foundations of Hear and Say’s very successful Telepractice Program.
At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born.
The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.
Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.