Improving health outcomes for children and adults across the globe.
As experts leading the world in hearing and speech therapy, we believe it is important to share our knowledge to open worlds for children across the globe.
It has been a privilege to have reached out to many like-minded health professionals and educators in all parts of the world where access to hearing and speaking is less available than it is here in Australia. So far, we have worked to improve access to speaking and sound in India, China, United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Italy and a number of Russian speaking countries including Ukraine, Estonia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
In April 2017, Hear and Say Worldwide held a five-day program in Mumbai teaching 60 professionals the foundational skills and knowledge that every Auditory-Verbal practitioner requires. Across the five days, participants received training on the latest hearing technology, brain development in early childhood, the crucial acquisition of auditory function, and how children develop skills in cognitive, language, and speech. Feedback from the trainees and staff who participated was very positive. Their enthusiasm, involvement, and the numerous questions asked, proved that their understanding and learning had progressed significantly.
In July 2017, Clinical Director, Emma Rushbrooke oversaw the remote programming of the cochlear implant of a two year old deaf child in Kyrgyzstan with heart-warming results. It was a massive global operation with a team of six professionals communicating in four different languages!
We are looking forward to even more global successes as we work to open worlds so all children have access to hearing, listening and speaking.