Helping children to reach their full potential.

Sunset Series

Our Sunset Series brings together professionals from across the medical and allied health sectors, together with families and the community, to network and share knowledge.

Topics have included Paediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation and Auditory Processing Disorder and Children with Hearing Loss and Additional Disabilities.

Videos are available for some sessions via our WorldWide Professional Development program, with credit points available (CEU points) from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. Please email for more details.

We Can Hear The Music

Music education and auditory processing in children with hearing loss

When: 15 October, 2019

Time: 5.30pm – 6.00pm: Registration, drinks & nibbles
6.00pm – 8.30pm: Presentations

Where: Hear and Say, 29 Nathan Ave, Ashgrove, QLD 4060

Cost: Standard $95, Students and Hear and Say subsidised $55, NDIS funded $117.04

AudA CPD points available: CPD1920 024 for in-person attendance/CPD1920 025 for webinar

Music education has many reported benefits for children, including improvements in auditory processing skills. Research also suggests that musical engagement during childhood, including exposure to parental singing and musical play, might influence musical development.

Hear our expert speakers discuss typical musical and auditory development in children, and the positive effects music education can have on listening, language, and the ability to process speech information in noise. Relevant research will be highlighted and the outcomes of a recent joint research project between The University of Queensland and Hear and Say, Examining the impact of music education in children with hearing loss, will be presented.

Our expert panel

Prof Margaret Barrett

Margaret Barrett is Research Professor in Music and Founding Director of the Creative Collaboratorium at the School of Music at The University of Queensland. Here she has also served as Head of School from 2008-2018. Prof Barrett has served as President of the International Society for Music Education, the Chair of the World Alliance for Arts Education, and the Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research. Her research investigates children’s musical development, the pedagogies of creativity and expertise, program evaluation, and, career development in and through music.

A/Prof Wayne Wilson

Wayne Wilson is an Associate Professor and the Head of Audiology at The University of Queensland, Australia. Wayne has over 300 research papers, patents, book chapters and conference presentations mostly on how the brain processes sound and how to measure how the brain processes sound. Some of this work has been used in white papers and national guidelines on auditory processing by Governments and societies around the world. Wayne is currently doing research with the Australian Research Council and the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism.

Eloise Doherty

Eloise holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons) in flute performance from The Elder Conservatorium of Music and a Master of Audiology Studies from The University of Queensland (UQ). She is currently working towards her PhD at UQ under the supervision of Prof Barrett and A/Prof Wilson. It explores how children with hearing loss learn in instrumental music lessons and the effect these lessons have on their auditory processing skills. Eloise has taught in a variety of schools and performed with numerous ensembles. Eloise is a practising audiologist, providing diagnostic and rehabilitative services to both adults and children.

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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