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Terms of Use

Terms of Use of the HEARing CRC website

I. General

By using the HEARing CRC web site, you agree to be bound by these terms of use and also to the provisions of our Privacy Policy.

The HEARing CRC reserves the right at any time to change or add to this web site, including these terms of use.

The laws of Victoria (Australia) govern the operation of this web site and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria.

If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of the terms of use which will continue in full force and effect.

Reference to the HEARing CRC shall refer to HEARing CRC Ltd (ACN 123 522 725)

II. Disclaimer

The information on this web site is provided in good faith and the HEARing CRC believes it to be accurate. However, if you wish to obtain services or products from the HEARing CRC, you should not rely solely on the information in this web site but should make specific enquiry concerning the nature of the services and their suitability for the use to which they will be put. Unless stated otherwise, all information on this web site is supplied without any warranty, condition or other term as to the quality of any services or their suitability for any particular purpose.

The HEARing CRC is not liable to you or anyone else for any loss of income, profit, business contracts or goodwill or any indirect or financial loss suffered whether arising in contract, negligence or otherwise arising in connection with use of this web site. To the extent permitted by law, the HEARing CRCs's liability for breach of any implied warranty or condition which cannot be excluded is limited to the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having services supplied again.

III. Copyright

This web site is the copyright property of the HEARing CRC. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, you may not, in any form or by any means:

a) Adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this web site; or
b) Commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this web site, without the written permission of the HEARing CRC.

IV. Trade Marks

If, after having received our express permission in writing, you use any of the HEARing CRC's trade marks to refer to our activities, products or services, you must include a statement attributing those trade marks to us. You must not use any of our trade marks:

a) in or as the whole or part of your own trade marks;
b) in connection with activities, products or services which are not ours;
c) in a manner which may be confusing, misleading or deceptive; or
d) in a manner that disparages us or our information, products or services.

V. Linked Web Sites

This web site may contain links to other web sites. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.

Links to those web sites should not be construed as any endorsement, approval, recommendation or preference by us of the owners or operators of those web sites, or for any information, products or services referred to on those other web sites.

Unless stated otherwise, we have:

a.    no relationship with the owners or operators of those linked web sites; and
b.    no control over or rights in those linked web sites.

You link to any such web site entirely at your own risk.

Any party seeking to link to this site either directly or from within a frameset must first seek consent from the HEARing CRC.

VI. Submitting information to the HEARing CRC.

The HEARing CRC does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this Website unless you have another written agreement with the HEARing CRC related to the sharing of such information.

If you would like to receive information on how to submit an idea to the HEARing CRC please click on "Contact Us" and ask for further information relating to submission of ideas, WITHOUT DISCLOSING ANY INFORMATION OTHER THAN YOUR CONTACT DETAILS SO THAT WE MAY CONTACT YOU if we so choose. 

VII. User Licence to the HEARing CRC

By placing or sending any information or other material to the HEARing CRC (including posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication) you grant to the HEARing CRC a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted worldwide licence to do the following in respect of the information or material:

a.    use, copy, sublicense, redistribute, adapt, transmit, publish and/or broadcast, publicly perform or display; and
b.    sublicense to any third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted.

The foregoing grant includes the right to exploit all proprietary rights in any such information or other material including but not limited to rights under copyright, trade mark or patent laws under any jurisdiction worldwide. You expressly waive in favour of the HEARing CRC and any other party authorised by the HEARing CRC all moral rights and any similar rights in any jurisdiction which you may have or hereafter acquire in respect of any relevant communication or other material.

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Accessibility Statement

 The HEARing CRC is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to everyone.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us.

Page structure: Site name

Each page begins with the page's title, followed by the site name - "HEARing CRC" - as the primary heading.

Site navigation

The site navigation appears on the top of all pages. The navigation items are displayed as a list of links

Local navigation is displayed on the left site of all pages where required.


The main content appears to the right of the site navigation on all pages except the home page.

Footer information

At the bottom of the page are links to our Accessibility (this page), Contact us, and Privacy policy pages.


The content of all text-based links has been written to aid users with assistive devices. It is:

  • Clear: giving you a good idea of what the destination page is about.
  • Unique: each link is different, unless it leads to the same page as any others using the same wording.
  • Complete: not relying on nearby text to explain its purpose or context.
  • Concise: as short and to the point as possible.


Concise text alternatives have been provided for all content-related images. Images that are purely decorative have not been given text alternatives.

Colours have been chosen to provide good contrast between text and backgrounds. We have avoided colour combinations that are known to cause difficulties for people with vision impairment.

Text size

The text on this websites can be resized up or down to suit your needs.

If you are finding it difficult to read some text when viewing a web site you can resize the text up and down to suit your needs.

If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, simply hold down the CTRL key - or the command key if you are a Mac user - and move the scroll wheel up and down. For Firefox users, hold down the CTRL key and press the plus (+) and minus (-) keys. Finally, if you are using Internet Explorer 7, you can hold down the CTRL key and press the plus or minus keys, which will zoom the whole page in and out of view.

If these methods don't work for you, try these browser-based techniques:

Using Internet Explorer, otherwise known as IE, you can change the font size by selecting the View menu item and then selecting the Text Size option - you have 5 size settings to pick from. This is useful to know and once you select this setting, it is remembered for all web sites that you visit.

A better option is to place a text resize control permanently on your toolbar. To do this, press your right mouse button on the toolbar area to bring up the contextual menu and choose 'Customize'. A list of available toolbar buttons appears on the left. Scroll down to the Text icon and then select 'Add'. You can also change the display of the icons while you're here, just in case you find the toolbar icons a little small too. Once you hit the close button, you'll see a Text Size control there, making it much easier to change the size.

If you are using IE 7, the process is much the same - right click on the toolbar, but you need to select 'Customize Command Bar' then 'Add or Remove Commands'.

In Firefox, you can increase the font size in a similar way to Internet Explorer. Unlike IE, you are not limited to 5 sizes (that being two notches up and two notches down from the default).

Unfortunately Firefox does not provide a toolbar icon for text resizing, even if you choose to customise. However, Patrick Lauke from the University of Salford has created an extension that creates a set of buttons that you can add to your toolbar. Simply go to the Firefox Extensions page and search for the 'Text Size Toolbar', or go to tinyurl.com/2ztudx. Once you've installed the extension and restarted Firefox, right click on your toolbar and choose customise. There you will find the resize buttons which you can drag and drop on to your toolbar.

(based on work at accessify.com)

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Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy of The HEARing CRC Ltd and will be referred to as “We”, “our” and “us” in this Internet Privacy Policy. By using this site, you agree to the Internet Privacy Policy of this web site (”the web site”), which is set out on this web site page.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Internet Privacy Policy at any time. This Internet Privacy Policy is in addition to any other terms and conditions applicable to the web site. We do not make any representations about third party web sites that may be linked to the web site.

We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information collected about visitors to our web site, in particular information that is capable of identifying an individual (”personal information”). This Internet Privacy Policy governs the manner in which your personal information, obtained through the web site, will be dealt with.

This Internet Privacy Policy should be reviewed periodically so that you are updated on any changes. We welcome your comments and feedback.

Personal Information

Personal information about visitors to our site is collected or stored only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with further services or to answer or forward any requests or enquiries. It is our intention that this policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws.

Use of Information

Personal information that visitors submit to our site is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted or for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose, unless we disclose other uses in this Internet Privacy Policy or at the time of collection. Copies of correspondence sent from the web site,  that may contain personal information, are stored as archives for record-keeping and back-up purposes only. Information such as email addresses or any other personal information is never sold, traded or given away.

Links to other sites

We provide links to Web sites outside of our web sites, as well as to third party Web sites. The content of these linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked from our website, nor for any content connected to their website.

Problems or questions

If we become aware of any ongoing concerns or problems with our web sites, we will take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns. If you have any further queries relating to our Privacy Policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact the WEBMASTER.

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