2015 IRC Research Grants closing soon

29 June 2015

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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‘Self-fitting’ hearing aids holds promise for millions

4 June 2015

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

26 May 2015

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

1 March 2015

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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