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26 April 2016

Job Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Hearing and Cognitive Aging


The Multisensory Communication Program in the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development in association with the HEARing CRC is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with high level skills and expertise in the broad area of speech perception in elderly people (with/without hearing-impairment).

This post-doctoral project covers three HEARing CRC research areas: Measurement of Real-Life Impact of Hearing Disorders; Tools for Identifying the Role of Attention in Difficult Listening Situations and Therapies to Improve Speech Perception in Elderly Adults with Auditory Processing Disorders. The successful applicant is expected to be developing a strong international standing and research reputation, based on an excellent research background in psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, or cognitive sciences.

The position is full-time for a period of 3 years and will be based on the Bankstown campus. Remuneration Package: Academic Level A (Step 3-4) $93,659 to $99,365 p.a. (comprising Salary $84,498 to $89,646 p.a., plus 9.5% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading). After 12 months continuous service the appointee may be eligible for 17% employer superannuation contribution.

Position Enquiries: Professor Chris Davis, email chris.davis@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date:22 May 2016
Follow these links to view Position Description or further information regarding this position.



6 April 2016

2101WCARegistrations Now Open For The 2016 World Congress of Audiology

Early bird registrations are now open for the 33rd World Congress of Audiology (WCA) .

Delegates can register online here.

International Society of Audiology, Canadian Academy of Audiology or Speech-Language and Audiology Canada members are entitled to preferential rates. Due to Canada’s current low foreign exchange rate, congress fees are economical for international delegates.

The WCA2016 will feature speakers from around the world, covering the latest topics in audiology research and practice.

Early bird registration deadline closes on May 31, 2016.



30 March 2016

Job Position: Research Assistant (eHealth)

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The HEARing CRC and The University of Queensland’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to be part of an exciting team committed to improving outcomes for people with hearing loss.

The role will involve assisting investigators in research projects related to the development, implementation and evaluation of a family-centred approach to delivering hearing healthcare to people with hearing loss and their family via eHealth.

The applicant will be involved in a range of tasks associated with the studies including participant recruitment, research protocol design and implementation, data collection (qualitative and quantitative) and data analysis.

You can find out more about this role here, including a downloadable position description.

Please note, applications for this position closes on 13 April 2016 (11:55pm Eastern Australia Standard Time).


3 March 2016

Australian study leads the way in improving outcomes of infants with hearing loss

Now into its 11th year, the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study has revealed that infants detected with hearing loss and fitted with hearing aids soon after birth develop better spoken language abilities at 5 years of age than those whose hearing loss was discovered later. Infants who receive cochlear implants before 12 months of age develop better language than those who receive a cochlear implant at a later age.

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14 December 2015


Postdoctoral Researcher opportunity in Magnetoencephalography – apply now!

An exciting opportunity exists at Macquarie University for a postdoctoral researcher to develop and use the magnetoencephalographic (MEG) system to investigate brain responses in adults and children with a unilateral cochlear implant (MEG III). The successful candidate will participate in research projects developing and assessing new noise reduction techniques for MEG III measurements; and planning and implementing research studies investigating the nature and trajectory of brain changes following cochlear implantation.

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8 September 2015


2 PhD Scholarships at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science – apply now!

The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre is offering two PhD scholarships  in association with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at the University of Wollongong, to undertake research focused on:
1) Using EQCM to understand electrode-protein-cellular interactions
2) Using BioAFM to understand electrode-protein-cellular interactions

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8 September 2015

2 PhD scholarships at Macquarie University – apply now!hearnetCRC

The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre is offering two PhD scholarships to undertake research focused on:

  1. Hearing Aids and Music (supervised by Adj Prof Harvey Dillon and Dr Jorg Buchholz) – closing date 30th October 2015
  2. Applying virtual sound environments to measure and improve the performance of Cochlear Implants in the real world (supervised by Dr Jorg Buchholz) – closing date 30th September 2015.

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16 July 2015

Research Project Coordinator Position Available (Maternity Leave)

hearnetCRCThe HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is currently seeking a Research Project Coordinator to fill a position that has become available.

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7 July 2015

Do you want to be part of shaping the future of audiology in Australia?

We are seeking highly motivated PhD Scholars to be part of an exciting team committed to improving outcomes for people with hearing loss. The program of research will focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of a patient/family-centred hearing rehabilitation intervention.

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29 June 2015

2015 IRC Research Grants closing soon

The Hearing Induirclogo4stry Research Consortium (IRC) is currently seeking innovative research proposals that can improve service quality and client management for hearing-impaired people.

For the 2015 grant round, the IRC wishes to hear from researchers who are collecting and analysing large-scale datasets that are likely to provide new insights into the relationships between clinical practice, patients and patient populations.

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4 June 2015

‘Self-fitting’ hearing aids holds promise for millions

Health services in the developing world could benefit from a prototype hearing aid that assesses a person’s hearing thresholds and automatically adjusts its outputs accordingly.

“The lack of audiologists to assess hearing, fit devices and provide rehabilitation is a major problem in developing countries,” said Professor Bob Cowan, CEO of the HEARing CRC.

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26 May 2015

Excellence in Innovation Award recognises websites’ positive impact on hearing loss awareness

This week, the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) was one of only two recipients of an Excellence in Innovation Award, presented by the Minister for Industry and Science the Hon Ian Macfarlane at the 2015 Cooperative Research Centres Association Conference Dinner at Parliament House, Canberra.

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1 March 2015

Research funding boost sets the stage for live music venues to become hearing friendly

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.”

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