The HEARing CRC currently has four research programs. Click on the images below to find out more about our research programs.

HEARing CRC Research Wheel

Our research programs are focused on innovative research and development across the hearing healthcare spectrum and benefit from the capabilities and infrastructure provided by HEARing CRC Members.

Through our research efforts, the HEARing CRC will deliver:

  • New insights into the brain’s processing of sound enabling novel tools to target diagnosis and remediation of hearing loss and auditory processing disorders;
  • Next generation hearing aids and cochlear implants with enhanced capabilities;
  • Evidence-based guidelines for candidature, fitting and rehabilitation that match technologies and services to individual patient needs; and
  • Self-fitting and web-based hearing healthcare delivery models that enable improved access for regional and remote communities and foster risk-reducing behaviours to prevent acquired hearing loss.

Our research contributes directly to the Australian Government’s National Research Priorities of promoting and maintaining good health, principally to the objective of aging well and aging productively.

The four research program areas are supported by a fifth Commercialisation Program that includes clinical trials and research development.

Other Research Collaborations

The HEARing CRC through its Members are also involved in other collaborations and initiatives that are also enhancing the capacity in hearing healthcare research and the delivery of clinical services for people with hearing loss in Australia.

First Voice Alliance

The First Voice Alliance is an affiliation of the HEARing CRC Members – Hear and Say, The Shepherds Centre and Taralye along with the Cora Barclay Centre and the Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre. Together with their New Zealand affiliated organisation, First Voice provides early intervention services to more than 1,000 hearing impaired children.

The Australian Hearing Hub

AHH--webThe Australian Hearing Hub (AHH) is a state-of-the art facility at Macquarie University that brings together researchers and professionals from disciplines including nano-fabrication, language and cognitive sciences, audiology, speech pathology and psychology.

Opened on April 2013, the AHH builds upon the long-term collaborations established by the HEARing CRC and is a focus for partnerships amongst Australia’s research, education and clinical health services.