About us

Macquarie University is a world-class research, treatment and innovation institution – a dynamic environment which drove the creation of the Australian Hearing Hub.

The Australian Hearing Hub unites researchers, educators, clinicians and innovators with expertise in linguistics, audiology, speech pathology, cognitive and language sciences, psychology, nanofabrication and engineering sciences.

The Australian Hearing Hub is an initiative of the Australian Government being conducted as part of the Education Investment Fund.

Dynamic members

As a state-of-the-art facility the Australian Hearing Hub has attracted industry leaders to drive innovation and collaboration.
Members include:

  • Hearing Australia
  • National Acoustic Laboratories
  • The Shepherd Centre
  • Cochlear Limited
  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
  • SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, an RIDBC service
  • Macquarie University Hearing

Best practice clinics

The Australian Hearing Hub has nine clinics located in the building that provide services for children and adults. The MQ Health Speech and Hearing Clinic is where we train the next generation of audiologists and speech pathologists. Hearing Australia; The Shepherd Centre; the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children; and SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, an RIDBC service also have clinics located on the ground floor.

In addition to our hearing services we offer counselling and psychological services through the Centre for Emotional Health, Psychology Clinic at MQ Health and Student Wellbeing. Our Reading Clinic provides evidence-based assessments and intervention for children, teenagers and adults with reading and spelling difficulties.

Under one roof, clients receive first-class clinical evaluation, testing and diagnosis from leading practitioners.

World-leading research

The Australian Hearing Hub brings some of the country’s leading hearing and healthcare organisations together to collaborate across critical issues in hearing health. Pioneering partnerships unite researchers, educators, clinicians and innovators with expertise in linguistics, audiology, speech pathology, cognitive and language sciences, psychology, nanofabrication and engineering sciences.Creating the hearing health professionals of tomorrow

Macquarie University is renowned for teaching and research excellence in speech and hearing sciences and psychology.

The Australian Hearing Hub gives Macquarie students the unique opportunity to train alongside experts in the industry, providing an unrivalled learning experience. Graduates and researchers will drive innovation and improve the lives of people with hearing and language disorders around the world.

First-class facilities

The Australian Hearing Hub is home to outstanding facilities including the anechoic chamber and the KIT-Macquarie Brain Research (MEG) Laboratory. This state-of-the-art building truly makes this an international hub of innovation.