Bridging the gap between science and better hearing for all.

Participate in our research

By participating in one of our research studies, you are playing a vital role in advancing our knowledge about hearing loss. You are also making a contribution to the evidence base that helps ensure the best possible outcomes for children with hearing loss.

Volunteers like you really do make such a difference. Please consider becoming a research participant for Hear and Say today.

To find out more about our current research participation opportunities please contact us.

Current Research Opportunities


Focus Group: Help to Develop a Smartphone App

Be part of a group to help develop a smartphone app to track real-world hearing and listening experiences.

Who can participate?

Parents of children with hearing impairment (age 6 months to pre-school).

What’s involved?

Three online activities to be completed at different times. The time taken will be 1 to 2 hours in total and is dependent on how much you want to say . You will receive a $30 voucher as a thank you and to cover your time.

Get involved

Please contact Dr Rebecca Bennett for more information on via 0410 648 125 or

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Telepractice Needs You

Our Telepractice Program allows Hear and Say to assist people with hearing loss who live in rural and remote areas of Queensland and beyond. This service is also available for local families according to their access needs.

Research to date indicates that there are positive outcomes related to Telepractice early intervention but further studies need to be done. This will help to decrease the barriers to uptake of this program.

Hear and Say is currently performing a study in collaboration with the University of Queensland, to examine the effectiveness of Telepractice early intervention for children with hearing loss. We are now recruiting children with typical hearing for the control (comparison) group of the study.

Get involved

If you and your child would like to be part of this study please contact by phone (07) 3850 2111 or by email Helen Ridgway (Research Officer) or Emma Rushbrooke (Chief Investigator).

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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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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.

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