25 years of changing lives, together.

2014-2015

2014

January – The design and construction contract for Hear and Say’s new home in Ashgrove is signed.

On January 26, Dr Dimity Dornan receives an Order of Australia in the 2014 Australia Day Honours.

February – Preliminary work on the new centre in Ashgrove, Brisbane commences. It is a 36-week construction timeline with a projected completion date in late 2014.

March – On March 21, the Darling Downs Centre in Toowoomba celebrates its move to a larger space as the number of children continues to grow.

On March 25, the Hear and Say eAVT program receives the Disability Queensland Technology and Innovation Award.

June – Hear and Say child and family numbers grow to 640.

July – On July 6, Hear and Say celebrates 22 years at the site of the new building at Ashgrove with Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and local Hear and Say families.

On July 7, the Cairns Centre moves to larger premises to meet increasing demand in the region.

December – On December 10, after 16 special years, Hear and Say says a fond farewell to the Auchenflower premises as the team prepares to move to our new Brisbane Centre and State Office in Ashgrove.

On December 16-17, bags are packed for our move to the new Brisbane Centre and Head Office in Ashgrove.

2015

January – Hear and Say opens in its new location in Ashgrove.

March – On March 3, Hear and Say Brisbane Centre and Head Office is officially opened by His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland and Patron of Hear and Say.

June – On June 23, the Hear and Say Townsville Centre officially opens.

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Maia’s Story

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.

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