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Hear to Learn reaps reward for Queensland School Students

Hear to Learn school screening Collinsville State School

The Hear to Learn – School Hearing Screening program is on track to reach 35,000 students by the end of the 2018 school year, since it first began in 2015. That’s an incredible 70,000 ears screened, thanks to the ongoing support of the schools, local communities, and corporate and philanthropic supporters.

The program’s founding regional partner, Thiess, has worked with Hear and Say in 2018 to deliver school screening to 338 students from 10 Central Queensland schools including Collinsville, Scottsville, Dysart and Moranbah. For the first time, Hear to Learn was also able to visit the rural communities of Comet, Bluff, Dingo and Banana.

“It was wonderful for the team from Hear and Say to visit the students of Banana State School, to deliver their Hear to Learn program. The sense of hearing is vital to all young children in their learning journey, and if there are problems that go undetected this can result in considerable learning difficulties. We’d love to express our gratitude to the Hear and Say’s Hear to Learn team and the program’s sponsor, Thiess.”

Elaine Pelling, Principal, Banana State School



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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