Research and Development
Hear and Say Research and Innovation is bridging the gap between science and better hearing for all.
Working in collaboration with external researchers and through our own in-house initiatives, our research provides the evidence base underpinning the vital clinical work that Hear and Say does with children with hearing loss and their families. Our research also informs our WorldWide education and training programs.
Take a look at our current research projects in action.
Our Research Publications
View recent publications produced by Hear and Say Research and Innovation and collaborators.
Participate in our research
Give to Hear and Say by participating in one of our research studies.
Meet Hear and Say’s Research and Development team.
Research and Ethical Advisory Committee (REAC)
REAC acts as a gatekeeper for applications, both internal and external, to conduct research involving Hear and Say children, families, and/or staff.
Thank you to our research partners for making a difference to the lives of so many children and families globally.
Our research priorities:
- Innovations in hearing devices
- Neuroscientific investigations designed to enhance our understanding of the neurodevelopmental bases of listening and spoken language, the impact of hearing loss, and response to treatment.
- Maximising therapeutic outcomes for children with hearing loss
- Hearing loss prevention across the lifespan
- New techniques fast-tracking auditory brain development, listening and spoken language in children with hearing loss
- Telemedicine for hearing health management
- Removing barriers to learning for children with hearing loss
- Informing best practice for children with hearing loss who have additional disabilities.
- Better understanding, assessment and treatment of vestibular dysfunction in children with hearing loss
- Understanding and promoting mental wellness in childhood.
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.