Newborn Hearing Screening program commences across Queensland (with regional hospitals rolling the program out progressively).
First Social Worker appointed to Hear and Say and Professional Training program commences.
Claudia is our first six-month-old cochlear implantee (this age is now accepted as the norm).
On May 6, the Sunshine Coast Centre opens with support from local organisations, many of whom remain partners of Hear and Say Sunshine Coast activities for years to come.
Hear and Say now supports 125 children and families throughout Queensland.
A purpose built Gold Coast Centre opens thanks to support of local businesses.
St Gabriel’s School for Hearing Impaired Children is assimilated into Hear and Say, and families gain greater access to the Hear and Say Auditory-Verbal Therapy 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.