The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is an internationally unique consortium of research, clinical and industry organisation, constituting five core and 21 support members .
The centre was funded in 2007 through the Commonwealth Government Cooperative Research Centre program. The HEARing CRC will invest AU$115 million over seven years into hearing healthcare research and utilisation - AU$32.55 million from the Commonwealth, the remainder as cash and in-kind contributions from members.
The HEARing CRC and its Members are dedicated to the common purpose of creating sound value™ through research - to prevent, and to better remediate, lost productivity resulting from hearing loss in children and adults. Our objectives are:
- to enhance Australia's industrial, commercial and economic growth through an integrated, cooperative research program focused on prevention and mitigation of hearing loss; and
- through education and commercialisation of research findings, to reduce the incidence of hearing loss and increase the effectiveness with which hearing loss is treated.
Building on success
The HEARing CRC builds on the success of two previous hearing related CRC's:
- CRC for Implant, Speech and Hearing Research (1992-1999)
- CRC for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation (1999-2006)