Media Releases

Please contact the our HEARnet and Media Manager: Greg Lawrence or our Communication and Education Manager: Jane Sewell with any media enquires.

Media releases from the HEARing CRC:

Research funding boost sets the stage for live music venues to become hearing friendly 2015-03-02 In support of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘Make Listening Safe’ Campaign, aimed at drawing attention to the growing risk of hearing loss posed by unsafe listening practices, the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) today announced a pilot study that will help determine how live music venues in Australia can be more “hearing friendly”.
New website invites young Australians to check their hearing habits 2014-11-19 Melbourne: Today in an Australian first, young Australians now can now use an online noise risk calculator to discover if they are at risk of developing hearing loss through their listening habits.
Clever technology cuts through noise to provide super listening to hearing impaired 2014-02-14 Having difficulty listening to conversations in noisy cafes and social gatherings could soon be a thing of the past for the hearing impaired, due to technology that cuts through background noise.
World-first device offers new insight into life with a cochlear implant 2013-10-30 A new imaging device was launched on campus today, helping researchers in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) and HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) better understand how the human brain processes information from a cochlear implant.
Cochlear implant training module provides boost to remote hearing health services 2013-08-28 Today, an online clinical training module aimed at improved health services to rural and remote Australia was launched at the Australian Hearing Hub by Senator Rachel Siewert – Greens Senator for Western Australia.
News Alert: HEARLab in Eureka Prize finals 2013-08-02 The HEARing CRC’s innovation, HEARLab®, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Jamie Callachor Eureka Prize for Medical Research Translation.
NSW Medical Devices Fund provides boost to hearing research translation 2013-07-19 Today the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)* received confirmation that it has been awarded $662,115 by the NSW Government Medical Devices Fund (MDF) to develop a device that monitors brainwaves to determine how well people can hear.
Improved electrode design for next generation cochlear implants 2013-05-08 Researchers have developed designs for higher-performance electrodes that could provide substantial improvements in sound perception for the next generation of cochlear implants.
Research shows new technology can deliver hearing health services from afar 2012-10-25 New telecommunication technology that delivers specialist hearing health services to the outback and Australia’s nearby pacific neighbours has been successfully trialled by researchers from the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC).
Eureka moment for hearing aids! 2012-07-27 The HEARing CRC has been shortlisted as a finalist for the coveted Eureka: Commercialisation of Innovation Award, for work that will make a world of difference to the hearing impaired.
Safe hearing device for telephone users wins collaboration award 2012-05-17 The commercial success of a device that now protects call centre and emergency services operators around the world has been recognised by the Cooperative Research Centre Program’s 2012 STAR Award.
Mathematical formula opens up a world of sound 2012-05-17 A mathematical formula’s ability to make a world of difference to the hearing impaired has won the Cooperative Research Centre Association’s Inaugural Collaboration Award.
Help needed to improve health professional training in rural, remote and Indigenous communities 2012-03-15 The Hearing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) is seeking to collaborate with rural, remote and Indigenous health and community groups to develop training modules that will enable more audiologists and other allied health professionals to work in the bush.
New Australian software to bring out the best in hearing aids worldwide 2012-01-05 An Australian software program is fast becoming the new international standard for prescribing hearing aids – the professional task of adjusting hearing aids to make sure they are the best fit for each user.
Call for Australia to become a world leader in hearing loss prevention 2011-08-24 A call for greater awareness by Australians to protect their hearing was the focus of HEARing CRC CEO, Prof. Robert Cowan’s keynote speech at the launch of 2011 National Hearing Awareness Week Expo today.
New invention to protect iPod Generation ears 2011-05-20 How loud do you have your iPod? If you couldn’t hear the question, you may be interested in a new way of processing sound invented by Dr Jorge Mejia of the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC).
Award for Innovative new Cochlear Implant 2010-05-31
World leading facility opened for Australian hearing research 2009-05-21
Hearing Awareness Week 19-25 August 2007 2007-08-20
The HEARing CRC creates Sound Value 2006-12-12
Turning a deaf ear costs billions! 2006-02-13