Hear and Say are paediatric hearing loss and speech development experts.

Research and Innovation

Hear and Say’s Research and Innovation is bridging the gap between science and better hearing for all.

Working in collaboration with other parties and in-house initiatives, our research provides an evidence base for the vital work that Hear and Say does clinically for children with hearing loss and their families, alongside our WorldWide education and training programs.

Research and Innovation acts as a catalyst for bringing together many innovative minds to globally enhance hearing health.

 We are making it our business to:
  • Bring together Australia’s most innovative minds in neuroscience, medical bionics, hearing and speech sciences, biotechnology and e-learning
  • Bring together creative minds through research collaboration
  • Prevent hearing loss and contribute to hearing health for all Australians, particularly children
  • Develop hearing technologies and techniques to deliver our research solutions internationally
  • Advance biomedical hearing innovation to make better hearing a reality for all children and adults world-wide
  • Attract leading research fellows and groups to Queensland
 Our scope:
  • Innovation in hearing devices
  • Neurodevelopmental basis of listening and spoken language
  • Treatment of hearing loss in newborns
  • Prevention of hearing loss in children and adults
  • New techniques fast-tracking auditory brain development in children with hearing loss, resulting in better listening and spoken language development
  • Creative solutions to better understanding of spoken language
  • Telemedicine for hearing health management for children and adults in rural and regional area
  • e-Learning strategies for training hearing health professionals and research collaborations

To visit our Research and Innovation sub-site, please click here or the Research and Innovation logo below (temporarily).


We always love to hear from you!

Contact us


The research and development arm of Hear and Say.


The future of Hear and Say, including our work with bionics.

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.

Read More


We'd love to hear from you!

Please feel free to call us on (07) 3850 2111 or visit the Contact Us page for more details.

Contact Us