News and Stories
Dimity Dornan, Founder of Hear and Say, shares the story of when she first met the team at Thiess. "It was just over 22 years ago, but when I look back it seems like only yesterday that we received a call from a gentleman who said he had money that he was prepared to give us. That had never happened before, and it was an amazing amount of money, $50,000! The gentleman was from Thiess. He had seen a story on Hear and Say in that morning's Courier Mail, and thought he'd landed his target charity. By the meeting's end, we had secured Thiess as a partner, a partnership that continues into ...
We were thrilled to hear the news that our very own Dimity Dornan AO has been named Queensland Australian Senior of the Year. Dimity’s wonderful work for 25 years with Hear and Say, her international work, and most recently with developing the bionics industry has meant that she was recognised with this great honour amongst a very prestigious field of Queensland nominees. Dimity founded the Hear and Say Centre more than 25 years ago and has since championed the advancement of bionics, including extraordinary creations such as bionic eyes, limbs, nerves and more. Early in her career, ...
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.